Summer 2015 American Student-Athlete Fundraising

This is the central fundraising site for American student-athletes selected to participate in the Coach for College program. The program uses summer camps and subsequent academic year programming to generate excitement about learning among disadvantaged youth and help them develop skills that translate into educational achievement. By placing American student-athletes in a challenging environment while also calling upon them to teach about topics with which they are very familiar, the program is designed to maximize their development as socially conscious citizens and future leaders who can rely on skills gained through athletics to make a difference in their local communities and eventually in the world.

There are 8 American student-athletes in every camp, under the leadership of an American College Student Director who participated as a coach in the program in a previous summer. Every American student-athlete is expected to raise at least $1,600 in support of the Coach for College program. In summer 2015 two three-week camps will be held at each of five sites within southern and central Vietnam. Each camp will serve 90-120 rural Vietnamese middle school students from 2 grades (rising 6th & 7th, or 8th & 9th graders), who are divided into teams of 10-15 students with one grade participating in morning sessions and the other in afternoon activites. Each American student-athlete will teach one sport and one academic module to all teams of youth and Life Skills Classes to a single team from both the morning and afternoon sessions of each camp.

Last year's participants are listed below, and their fundraising has concluded. If you wish to make a donation to our program now, please click the donation button at the top of our home page. Fundraising for Summer 2015 participants will begin after this year's selection process is complete. Donated funds go directly into Coach for College's account and are used solely towards making next summer's camps a reality. Thank you very much for your involvement and generosity!

CAMP 1: MAY 21- JUNE 16 2014

Hau Giang Province
 

CAMP 2: JUNE 4 - JUNE 30, 2014

Hau Giang Province
 

Camp 3: June 25 - July 21, 2014

Da Nang Province
 

CAMP 4: JULY 16 - AUG 11, 2014

Da Nang Province