A Trip to the US: March 2015
Two H.E.R.O. Academy Scholar Athletes, Billy and Gary, were awarded 90 day visas to visit the United States in March of 2015. They played in multiple tennis tournaments winning three trophies, participated in private tennis lessons, and partcipated in academic cultural exchange programs. Trips to the United States are an essential component in the Education/Sports pipeline and we hope to replicate these experiences yearly to improve tennis in Haiti.
In November of 2014, Billy, a H.E.R.O. Academy Scholar Athlete and H.E.R.O. President Dr. Steven Kirby travelled to the Dominican Republic for a junior tennis tournament in Santiago. This was Billy's very first trip outside of Haiti and he was excited about all of the new sights and sounds of a new country. The trip was a great experience for Billy and opened his eyes to the possibilities available through his dedication and commitment to character, academics, and athletics.