We are working to help youth in the US with Soccer Without Borders Baltimore.
Soccer Without Borders, Baltimore, runs youth development programs that equip newcomer refugee and immigrant youth. The program provides safe spaces where young people feel cared for, have a voice and can experience the joy of sport.
Refugees are one of the most vulnerable populations in the world, with nearly 30 million children displaced from their home countries. Many program participants have come to the US under difficult circumstances from countries such as Sudan, DRC, Syria, Eritrea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Honduras, Ecuador, and El Salvador and most recently Syria. Many children in this group are getting the opportunity to participate in organized soccer for the first time in their lives.
With Project Baltimore, Give for the Goal has provided jerseys, shorts, socks, goalie shirts, referee outfits, cones, and balls to children from these underserved communities. We are committed to keeping Project Baltimore open as an ongoing project.
This year, Give for the Goal distributed shoes, uniforms and balls to children and young adults at the Reunion Sportive D’Haiti Soccer Camp 2018.
Thanks to your generous donations. Project Haiti 2018 was a success! The kids are enjoying Summer Camp right now. Give for the Goal is still open for collections toward Project Haiti – for Summer 2019.
While Give for the Goal helps contribute to the soccer needs of Camp Haiti, the Haiti is about a lot more than soccer. In addition to giving the kids a chance to play sports, Camp Haiti helps prevent juvenile delinquency and helps kids through local community empowerment, positive social interaction and youth leadership development and community stabilization.
For many kids at Camp Haiti, this activity is the only extracurricular activity available in their community. The kids are are provided with a healthy meal every day. And at camp they are safe and engaged in sporting and academically enriching activities.
After Hurricane Matthew destroyed the southern part of Haiti, Reunion Sportive has undertaken a reforestation project by planting trees to strengthen the local communities, reverse the environmental degradation, and combat climate change.
The kids learn new skills and develop new hobbies. They work as part of a team and help to set goals and plan activities with others. They make new friends, learn about their lives, and celebrate their similarities and their differences. They grow their imagination through reading, story-telling, skits, arts and crafts, dance, and sport.