"Sport for Community" Global Sports Mentoring Program 2018, USA

The Embassy of the United States of America in Armenia


November 19, 2017


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U.S. Embassy Yerevan announces an opportunity to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s 2018 “Sport for Community” Global Sports Mentoring Program (S4C). S4C is a month-long, immersive mentorship where international emerging leaders working in disability/adapted sports are matched with leading professionals from some of America's top organizations in this field.

They will have the opportunity to:

·    Develop management and business skills to enhance their effectiveness professionally;

·    Gain exposure to the U.S. sport management, systems, media, and non-profit sport environments;

·    Establish lasting relationships with a global network of leaders in the sport sector;

·    Observe ongoing efforts in the United States to remove barriers and improve and expand opportunities for persons with disabilities to engage in sport; and

·    Develop an action plan for a project that will contribute to long-term positive change, to be implemented after returning home.

Participants will be

·    Adults ages 25 to 40 who demonstrate the drive and potential to directly improve access to sport for people with disabilities in their home country and beyond;

·    Involved in disability/adapted sport sectors including: Parasport; Special Olympics; deaf sport; coaching; Ministries of Sport; sport for development NGOs, sport marketing, sport journalism, or sport management;

·    Able to converse fluently in English (fluency in American Sign Language is required for deaf participants);

·    Citizens of Armenia;

·    Firmly committed to the month-long program in Spring 2018 with a willingness to take part in a fully immersive mentorship and be interested in developing new partnerships;

·    Willing to participate in social media in support of the program during and after the exchange;

·         On a leadership trajectory within your organizations;

·         Committed to sharing knowledge and acting as a change agent in home communities.

Application forms can be downloaded here.

 Please also attach current resume (CV) and letter of recommendation.     



Applications MUST BE emailed to yerevanusinfo@state.gov

Please, mention in the subject line: 2018 SPORT FOR COMMUNITY


For details please contact Albina Balyan, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section, phone: (37410) 494210.

Eligible Countries
Host Country
Publish Date
October 25, 2017