IDCE Students Profiles

Heidi Charlebois (IDSC '2012)

Heidi Charlebois (USA) received a B.S. in motor development therapy from Bridgewater State College. After graduation she established the Integration Initiative at the North Attleboro YMCA, integrating children with special needs into typical classes. Charlebois then joined the Peace Corps and served in Kenya’s Nyanza Province, helping women with psycho-social self-esteem building and income generating activities. She also started a health club with the class eight girls where they would play soccer, talk about health, and raise money for school fees. Charlebois taught local young women who were working in the hospitals about health safety, sanitation, and patient care. Since returning from the Peace Corps, she has been working in Attleboro, Mass. with children suffering from mental illnesses.