Video by Ashley Niles
Story by Cait Scudder
Project Coach Graduate Fellows 2011-12
What does it take to create a program that matters to youth? We consider the issues from the theoretical to the practical through our work in Project Coach. PC is a Smith College program that teaches teenagers to be youth sport coaches. As a coach, our teenagers must inspire, communicate, problem solve, resolve conflict, plan strategically, and deploy a range of emotional intelligences. PC uses sports as a means to engage, connect, and empower adolescents.