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The School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport student, Jennifer Ottersbach Recently Awarded Jane Jacobs Fellowship

 

Bowling Green, KY- Jennifer Ottersbach, a Recreation Administration major in the Western Kentucky University School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport (KRS) was recently awarded a Jane Jacobs Fellowship. The Jane Jacobs Fellowship was established in 2006 through the Center for the Living City in honor of Jane Jacobs.

 

One of the main goals of this Jane Jacobs Fellowship is to develop civically engaged voices of young women that lead to local and global action in the places they care about. The girls and young women will participate in a community-based patch program, learn about cities and develop skills that will amplify their voices as they engage in place-based, creative action. 

 

Ottersbach, a dual major in both Recreation Administration and Spanish at Western Kentucky University, recently completed an internship as a volunteer coordinator for a non-profit park called Lost River Cave in Bowling Green, Kentucky. With a special interest in girl empowerment, leadership training, and summer camp programming, she has been seasonally employed by Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana for four years as summer camp staff in which she taught backcountry camping and water sports such as sailing and windsurfing. This employment included two years as the leadership program coordinator, when she taught leadership development, team building, and challenge courses. In 2016, her passion for Girl Scouting took her to the Pacific Northwest, at a Girl Scouts of Western Washington camp, where she trained and supervised summer camp staff.  As an Honors College student, she recently completed a thesis project titled “More Than Cookies: A Study of Trends and Promising Practices in Programming for Older Girl Scouts,” which included the development of a director’s manual for Counselor-in-Training program coordinators.

 

For more information regarding this fellowship and recipient, please visit:

 

http://centerforthelivingcity.org/jacobs-fellow/

http://centerforthelivingcity.org/observe-merit-badge-overview

 

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