Basketball Health Corps Fellowship
Each year the BHC is facilitated by a two Basketball Health Corps Fellows who are recently graduated scholar-athletes that desire to give back using the game they love. Fellows live and serve in Shooting Touch communities for 11 months where they construct courts, build teams and train coaches to run Rwanda’s first and only free youth league for girls and boys. Alongside their team of local coaches, BHC fellows deliver Shooting Touch’s custom designed on/off-court health-education curriculum, "Turi Kumwe", organize health awareness events, and much more.
BHC 2017/18 Fellow Matt Barr "Day in the Life"
Join the Shooting Touch family and apply for the fellowship program to take advantage of this amazing opportunity to educate and impact at-risk youth and women by using the power of basketball. Working alongside our bi-lingual coaching staff, you will help to oversee programming across five basketball courts, engaging with over 750 youth and 350 women.
- Organizing health awareness basketball tournaments
- Teaching health educational sessions
- Running seasonal basketball leagues
- Partnering with local organizations in providing periodic health testing
- Training local staff via clinics and workshops
Not only will you influence positive health and socio-cultural change within rural villages of Rwanda but you will also part of a sport-for-development family comprised of members from the NBA, ESPN, Adidas, and America's basketball business network.
The application for The Shooting Touch 2019-2020 Basketball Health Corps Fellowship is Open until December 31, 2018.
Applicant(s) will be reviewed on:
- His/her academic success
- Diverse background
- Experience with the sport of basketball and/or health
- Overall enthusiasm for empowering and giving back
- His/her role and approach to the work program
Our goal is to review all applicants and choose the most diverse, experienced and passionate candidate as possible - an individual who convinces us that they can impact the global community and promote positive social change through the game of basketball.
If you are interested, please contact Shooting Touch Senior Program Director Lisanne Comeau at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be emailed the application.