June 05, 2015
Chad Prokop's departs to South Africa!
As I begin preparations to depart for South Africa the reality of the opportunity which awaits me begins to settle in. This reality presents me with an opportunity to spread The Y’s mission and the support of others in a country overseas. In a field of study where I’ve invested time and passion, my task is to provide support to an coalition of growing South African Y’s through Health & Fitness.
This journey to a distant country, one I’ve read of in books, seen on the map, and witnessed through film and television, is one I could have only imagined. Following a trip spanning over 10,000 miles and after nearly a full day in flight I will land in Durban, South Africa. After arriving I will spend two weeks with staff teams from the South African Y’s to observe and enhance current offerings in an effort to further develop fitness programming.