Youth Sport and Entrepreneurship in the US and Ghana
The Community Engagement Program on Youth Sport and Entrepreneurship in the US and Ghana:
- A service-learning program designed to expose MSU students to sport as vehicle for entrepreneurship education, service learning, and community engagement.
- In 2018, 4 MSU Kinesiology majors took part in life skills programs for youth and community projects in the US, the greater Accra region, and Ho and the Volta region.
- To enhance cultural exchange and peer learning, MSU Students partnered with University of Ghana students.
- The program is structured to run every other year and students can earn internship credits.
- Ghana Partners: The University of Ghana and ADANU
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MSU Department of Kinesiology and Teacher Education explore issues of “Health, Well-being, and Education” in Tanzania
Students and faculty from the College of Education at Michigan State University joined students and colleagues from the Dar Es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE, Tanzania) and University of Dar Es Salaam (UDSM, Tanzania) Physical Education and Sports Sciences department from May 12-27 to explore and compare issues around health, education, and well-being in Tanzania and the USA.
Healthy communities are often the result of multiple converging factors including strong public education, community programs and public health education, as well as dynamic partnerships across formal, informal, and community based education sectors. This unique partnership between DUCE, UDSM and MSU provided the opportunity to examine multiple and intersecting efforts to promote youth well-being in Tanzania through innovative practices in teacher education and schooling, community health education programs, and leadership development for in-school and out of school youth. Students were able to engage with education leaders, teachers, other students, sports professionals, and community organizers to learn about how connections between school, sports, and community programing can positively affect the health and well-being of young people.
The program included lectures from and conversations with Tanzanian academic leaders from DUCE, UDSM, and MSU on issues of Teacher Education, Education Policy, Sport Psychology, and Physical Activity. As well, MSU students and faculty visited several schools and youth sport programs in both urban and rural settings in Tanzania to gain first-hand experience of health, well-being, and education practices in action.
Faculty and Graduate Students Involved:
Dr. Karl Erickson, Kinesiology
Mary-Anne Reid, MA, Kinesiology
Dr. Margo Glew, Teacher Education
Alyssa Morley, Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Policy