US-Mexico-Nicaragua International Sports Programming Initiative

The US-Mexico-Nicaragua International Sports Programming Initiative, organized by WorldChicago and the Women Win Foundation, is a US Department of State-sponsored exchange program that aims to promote sports as a tool for development, particularly in women's empowerment, gender equality, and youth leadership.

The program is currently looking to enroll aspiring and non-elite coaches and administrators of Girls Sports (aged 20 and over) from the United States in a virtual exchange, scheduled to run from November 6 to December 18, 2020, and a tentative in-person exchange in Chicago, scheduled to occur in May 2021.

American participants will benefit from the following perks:

  • FREE access to a series of expert-led workshops on coaching and sport administration for social change from November 6 - December 18, 2020.
  • Double-Goal Coaching Certification from the Positive Coaching Alliance at ZERO cost.
  • Meaningful cultural and professional exchanges with athletic professionals from Mexico and Nicaragua.
  • Recognition as program alumni of the US Department of State and exclusive access to alumni support resources.

If you are interested in promoting equal opportunity in sports and expanding your professional network in Latin America, apply today at:

Questions? Contact Brian Peckrill at [email protected] or Thi Nguyen at [email protected].

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Jennifer Hartsell Stockdale

STEM Youth Educator and Attorney

University of Tennessee Extension/Williamson County 4-H and the United States Courts


“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” – William Shakespeare 

Attorney and youth educator, Jennifer Hartsell Stockdale, works with convicted felons during the day and educates curious students in the evening. She has been practicing law for over 20 years and teaches a variety of classes for youth, ranging from the forensic science of the courtroom to public speaking.


 5 Things She Can’t Live Without

Cell phone: It’s my lifeline to family, friends, work, clients, news, photos, shopping, and travel—pretty much everything.

Travel: I love to explore new places and visit old favorites. On the list for post-pandemic: Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Chocolate: Let the record reflect that chocolate should be an essential part of one’s diet.

Connection to my family, friends, and students: My relationships with these people are the most important part of my life.

Purpose: Each day we make choices that shape the future, whether we realize it or not. My goal is to choose with purpose to create the future I want for myself and others.