Basketball Camp and Coach Scott

My dad is a basketball coach, perfect! So after a quick meeting with the high school athletic director in my town it was decided that my dad would facilitate a 3-day basketball camp with the two P.E. teachers. We started with dribbling, passing, and shooting drills! It was the first time I had seen boys and girls playing the same sport together at this specific high school.

LinkedIn and the Human Connection

Peace Corps Peru Volunteer Third Year

In Peru the custom of using social media is just starting to catch fire. In my town specifically they got accessible internet less than four years ago. Now what does this mean for professional development and Internet use? Well it means that now is the time that Peruvians are in need of education on proper social media etiquette in workplace, and as a modern day Peace Corps Business Volunteer that has become a part of my work duties!

Income Generating Activities for Women Artisans in Peru

Womens Empowerment and Income Generating Activities Peace Corps Peru

I am proud to report that some of the women have sold both the bracelets and the new greeting cards, but I am even prouder to report that I have seen a physical and emotional change in all 12 of the women who have given up their time each week to learn and explore options to better their lives! The true success is the woman who can’t read but led a small group of her educated peers in a discussion about setting prices, or the woman who could not tie a knot during the first class who asked her peers for help outside of class and is now selling cuffs. Leaders are born when women are given the tools to succeed!

We are FINALISTS Who Need Likes

Peace Corps Highlighting Happiness video Peace Corps Week 2016

I have exciting news this week!! My students and I made a video highlighting happiness in Peru and submitted it to the Peace Corps Week video contest. Drumroll please… WE MADE THE FINALS!! We were selected as one of fourteen finalists worldwide and now there is a Facebook contest to see whose picture can get the most likes by Wednesday.