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Kelsey Yam has big plans for this summer!

May 17, 2012

This summer Kelsey Yam, class of 2013, will be heading abroad for her first time. She’s secured an internship with Soccer Without Borders (SWB) in Uganda. SWB is a non-profit organization whose mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change.  SWB hosts core programs in Guatemala, Nicaragua and Uganda, coaching soccer and providing educational lessons/life skills to boys and girls of all ages. “Our goal at SWB is to provide these kids with resources that they do not typically have in order to learn and to realize their full potential” explains Kelsey.

Kelsey’s involvement with SWB began here at Skidmore with her soccer team. The soccer program hosts a camps for local kids each spring and all proceeds are donated directly to SWB Uganda. “I’m thrilled to be able to see first-hand how our contributions help” says Kelsey. While her experience working with SWB was sparked by her soccer team, her desire to intern in Uganda this summer is also fueled by her commitment to community service and through her studies in the Management & Business department. “I want to partake in the research and creative thought used to plan events and learn to encourage others to become more involved.  I am excited to work with SWB, to learn from their success and to be a part of their new initiatives this summer.”

To learn more about this organization you can check out their website or ask Kelsey Yam!

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