Meet Margaret Shope, 2016 Wallenberg Summer Travel Awardee

Maggie Shope

Margaret is working in partnership with the international volunteer organization, UBELONG, at a youth sports center this summer in Cusco, Peru. During her 49 day experience, Margaret will be assisting local educators in leading positive opportunities for children in low-income situations to interact and engage through physical education programming. Her previous experience working with youth and athletics (she is an athlete herself) helps her personally recognize the positive impact sports coaching and mentorship can have on a child’s self-esteem and well-being. She seeks to support the local efforts around this work in Cusco.