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The Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement program, ACE, is now accepting applications from Duke and Stanford student athletes who wish to participate in an immersive, three-week volunteer service program abroad. Alongside fellow student athletes from Stanford University, selected Duke Blue Devils and Cardinal will serve in China, Peru, South Africa, or Vietnam and engage in a wide variety of activities that include youth education and coaching, environmental sustainability and conservation, and health awareness and outreach.

In China, participants will design and coach sports camps and education-focused workshops to local village children in a minority population area of Yunnan Province in Southwestern China. Student-athletes who travel to South Africa will assist in running a sports holiday program for children, located in the informal community of Nomzamo Township near Gordon’s Bay. In Vietnam, student-athletes will teach academics, sports, and life skills at a summer camp to middle school youth in rural Vietnam, with a focus on mentorship and promoting higher education. In our new program in Peru, participants will promote environmental sustainability through water conservation infrastructure projects and broad-based education in communities surrounding Cusco.

ACE launched in early 2015 thanks to the generous support and vision of David Rubenstein and Peter and Helen Bing. This summer marks ACE’s fourth year of providing full funding for 20 Duke and 20 Stanford student-athletes to participate in a three-week, immersive summer service experience with an international community partner.

ACE Applications are now live! Applications and coach recommendations are due Wednesday, January 23rd, 12 noon PST / 3PM EST.