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Experiences abroad: The impacts of an international sport for development trip on American young women

Experiences abroad: The impacts of an international sport for development trip on American young women

Publication type

Journal Articles

Publisher

Journal of Sport for Development

Year

2022

Latest in research from the Journal of Sport for Development.

While the field of Sport for Development (SFD) has grown over the last several decades, there remain gaps within program evaluation. Given that there are multiple models of programming SFD, Goals for Girls, a U.S. based SFD non-profit organization that uses soccer-based trips abroad to empower young women, provided a strong platform for study. The purpose of the study was to assess the impact of a SFD trip abroad on American young women. Through interviews with over 30 young women spanning 13-years of programming, three themes and five sub-themes emerged. Collectively, the trips impacted the young women in the areas of relationship building, expansion of perception, and desire for change. The authors suggest that programming like Goals for Girls highlights both the strengths and challenges inherent in SFD.

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Author

Carrie LeCrom, Jennifer Jacobs & Karisa Kuipers

Published

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 01:31

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