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Southborough resident to travel to Vietnam for “Coach for College”

Shannon Healey (Photo/submitted)

Shannon Healey (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – Shannon Healey, a sophomore at Boston College, and a resident of Southborough, will be representing the Boston College Women's rowing team ?in Vietnam this summer with the program, “Coach for College.”

Coach for College is a service learning program that brings together US student-athletes? and Vietnamese? university students to teach academics, sports and life skills to disadvantaged youth in rural Vietnam. The program seeks to capitalize on the popularity of sports to reintegrate into universities two groups currently on the margins: disadvantaged youth in rural parts of developing countries who have difficulties accessing higher education, and student-athletes at American universities whose year-round commitment to sports prohibits them from having the same civic engagement opportunities as other college students. In particular, Coach for College provides a forum for American college student-athletes, as those who received access to higher education through sports, to in turn, use sports to help provide youth in countries abroad with access to higher education.

Healey is a 2011 graduate of Algonquin Regional High School.

Contributions can be made on her behalf at http://coachforcollege.org/fundraising.html or mailed to Coach for College, c/o Shannon Healey? 1 Asaree Drive Southborough MA? 01772.

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