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Peace Corps volunteer inspires Jordanian youth

The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee 

Now that school is back in session, memories of summer camp are already fading for many Williamson County students.

But Rob Delaney, a Peace Corps volunteer from Franklin, is hoping that the skills he helped teach young men in Jordan at Camp BRO will serve them throughout their lives.

“The idea for Camp BRO (Boys Respecting Others) was to engage Jordanian youth in activities that encouraged them to work together and focus on their professional goals. Many Peace Corps volunteers have observed fights between boys in their schools. And in general, there is a lack of extracurricular activities for male students,” he said.

Delaney and another volunteer, Will Evans of Charlottesville, Va., developed a curriculum that emphasized respect, leadership and professional development for 27 campers who traveled from all over the country of Jordan to take part in the unique opportunity. The camp received a Peace Corps Partnership Program grant.

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