CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Former Harvard women's soccer player Sophie Legros '12 will speak at the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada. The Brussels native will be presenting the Coaches Across Countinents' ASK for Choice program as part of the Girls Power in Play Symposium taking place in Ottawa June 18-19.
Legros will sit on the panel 'Sports – Education Outside the Classroom: Peer-to-Peer Mentorship'. The presentation will focus on CAC's success in enabling youth leaders through Self-Directed Learning to educate communities and promote women and girls' rights. It will introduce ASK for Choice, CAC's unique female empowerment and gender equality curriculum.
With CAC, Legros has worked in India and introduced a program in the slums of Kolkata where women played sport for the first time. Legros also worked with CAC partner, Slum Soccer, to run a National Tournament for Girls
Legros writes about her experiences here