Sport & Social Impact Info Session

Interested in traveling internationally for free? How about leveraging your athletic experience to have positive impact globally? Join alumni from Coaches Across Continents and Coach for College for a lively dinner discussion on Wednesday, November 30th from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Murr Lounge. Get your questions answered and learn more about the features and benefits of programs run by these organizations. With fully-funded summer programs ranging from 3-12 weeks long, these organizations offer an opportunity for everyone! 


  • Richard Smith '12, HMS '20 - Coaches Across Continents
  • Emmy Wheaton '17 - Coaches Across Continents
  • Mia Bladin '18 - Coach for College
  • Henry Cousins '17 - Coach for College

Food will be provided.


Coach Across Continents program description:
Coaches Across Continents is a global leader in the sport for social impact movement.  Our award-winning corporate partnerships and ‘Hat-Trick Initiative’ consist of comprehensive, year-round organizational development and sport for social impact education that focuses on local issues such as: female empowerment, including gender equity; conflict resolution, including social inclusion; health and wellness, including HIV/AIDS behavior change; child rights; vital life skills; and fun.

Our key to success is a unique Self-Directed Learning model that is based on our 'Chance to Choice' and ‘ASK for Choice’ curricula that educate people to identify, address, and solve problems specific to their communities.  We mentor organizations and empower communities to question harmful traditional, cultural, and religious practices; responsibly choose their own futures; and create sustainable change.

In 2014, we worked in 26 countries with 74 implementing partner programs and 1,099 member partner programs.  Overall, we educated and certified 3,157 community coaches and directly impacted 280,396 young people.

Coaches Across Continents actively uses volunteers to help deliver our programming throughout the year.  Volunteers are able to work with CAC for 2 weeks up to several months. 

Checkout our volunteer video here.

Please contact CAC to learn more

Find information on the application process here. Apply for funding through the Office of Career Service's Non-Harvard International Programs funding here. Note - the application deadline is Feb 8, 2017 @ 5 pm.


Coach for College program description:

Coach for College is a service learning program that brings together US student-athletes and Vietnamese university students to teach academics, sports, and life skills to children in rural Vietnam. The Varsity Club supports Coach for College because we believe in the impact the program has on the lives of both Vietnamese youth and our student-athletes who benefit from a truly transformational experience. We also believe that Harvard student-athletes are uniquely positioned to impact the lives of young students through sports and education, and that when you have the opportunity to put a Harvard ‘H’ on your chest, you have a responsibility to give back.

Each summer, through the generosity of Paul ‘52 and Harriet Weissman, the Weissman Foundation fully funds a number of Harvard student-athletes to participate in the Coach for College program.

To find out more about the program, visit the Coach for College website.

For information on the application process and deadlines, visit the Coach for College page within the Office of Career Services website. Note - the application deadline is Jan 23, 2017 @ 5 pm.

Event Information


11:30AM - 12:30PM Wed 30 Nov 2016, Eastern timezone


Murr Lounge
65 North Harvard St
Boston, MA 02163 United States

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Tommy McCarthy
bridget flynn
Lisa Chille
  Harvard University
Sebastian Schwartz
Gabrielle Tartakovsky
  Women's Fencing
Casey Allen
Erica Holmes
Catherine Joyce
Erica Holmes
Hunter Wallace
  Men's Lightweight Rowing
Isabelle Tashima
  Women's Volleyball
Grace Roberts Burbank
  Women's Volleyball
Kimaya Cole
  Women's Soccer
Anne Cheng
Michael Kolor
  Track and field
Nathan Williams
  Track and Field
Nicky Maxwell
  Harvard Track and Field
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