1960 Peace Corps Video

How times have changed…

Can you count the number of female volunteers featured in the above video? How about people of color? I especially love the training camp footage where volunteers are scaling walls, rappelling, and coasting down ziplines – reminds me of going to camp and running the ropes course as a counselor!

Regardless of how dated this video appears now, it demonstrates the enormous undertaking that was and continues to be the Peace Corps. Further, the video shows Sargent Shriver’s enormous commitment to the organization and demonstrates how he followed through by being the change he wanted to see in the world.

I hope we can do the same!