In 2006 I had the opportunity to volunteer in Liberia, West Africa. Liberia had recently come to the end of a brutal 14- year civil war, and through the relationships built with others through sports I realized the impact sports can have in providing an avenue of restoration in Liberia. Since 2007, L.A.C.E.S., which stands for Life and Change Experienced thru Sports has built a sports’ for development program that empowers communities, parents, and current leaders to cultivate positive role models and provide a platform to address social issues. I have worked in International Development for the last 10 years. http://www.laces.org
I have worked in Sports for Development since 2006 primarily in Liberia, West Africa. In partnership with national staff we have developed a mentoring program that uses the platform of sports to create social change in Liberia.