Innovation and Impact: Past Projects

One World, One Rope

Project Description

The One World, One Rope project is a global, instructional jump rope program beginning in Tanzania and Kenya. As the project leader, I will create teams in both countries, promote the formation of national governing organizations, and organize the first national jump rope competitions in East Africa. In addition to teaching, my focus will be building a network of committed coaches, knowledgeable instructors, and skilled jump ropers. The program will provide new opportunities for all participants to experience success, develop healthy lifestyles, increase social ties, and take on roles of leadership and responsibility within their communities.

About Mike Fry

Mike Fry is a 22-year old Psychology major from Richfield, Ohio. He has traveled the U.S. and the world promoting a sport that has had a profound impact on his life – jump rope. Since 1996, he has taught and competed in South Korea, Belgium, Australia, South Africa, and the British Virgin Islands. Beginning this August, he will spend eleven months implementing a jump rope program in Tanzania and Kenya.  His other interests include drumming, listening to music, spending time with family, and traveling.