Heather Mitts empowers through sports at Simmons

Boston, MA 011213 US national soccer league olympiad Heather Mitts (Cq) hands over her Olympic medal to Hunter Taylor- Black (cq), 13, of Brookline at the inaugural Empowerment Through Sport Leadership Series event at Simmons College on January 12, 2013. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)/ MET
Heather Mitts hands over her Olympic medal to Hunter Taylor- Black, 13, of Brookline at the inaugural Empowerment Through Sport Leadership Series event at Simmons College on January 12, 2013. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)/ METCredit: The Boston Globe

Olympic soccer gold medalist and Boston Breaker Heather Mitts (at left) participated in the inaugural Empowerment Through Sport Leadership Series at Simmons College over the weekend. Mitts, who delivered a keynote speech during the Saturday event, brought one of her medals to show to the young women in the audience. The program was put together by former Breaker (and Olympian) Angela Hucles.

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