Olympic Spirit in the Developing World: Dominica P.L.A.Y.S.

Dominica PLAYS stands for Promoting Learning and Achievement in Youth Sports, and it is the title of my summer project in the Commonwealth of Dominica.  This island nation of about 70,000 people is part of the Windward Islands in the Caribbean, and it happens to be the place of my birth.  With the support of the Royce Sport and Society Fellowship, I am collaborating with the Dominica Olympic Committee to create a first-of-its-kind National Youth Role Model Program.  It will utilize the Olympic Values to educate youth athletes to be good role models, but there are a number of challenges involved with this seemingly simple task.  Ultimately, the success of this program could mean international notoriety for this small country as it might provide a model that the International Olympic Committee could distribute to other developing nations.  I am eager to see the power of sport in promoting youth development in Dominica. 

Location

Roseau
Dominica
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