Provide a viable mechanism and funding stream to support transformation of low-income youths and families through the game of soccer and life skills training.
Transforming lives of low-income youths and families through the game of soccer and life skills training.
- Honesty – We desire to live with integrity by doing what we say we will do.
- Character – We put others before ourselves.
- Education – We encourage reading, writing, science, and math .
- Life Purpose – We help guide each youth in pursuing a career that aligns with their God-given bent.
- We make soccer available at a competitive level in urban, collegiate communities, starting with the Henry Hill and Greater Vine City communities of NW Atlanta, Georgia.
- We partner with non-profits and organizations already impacting the lives of youth.
- We create a bridge between the college campuses and the surrounding communities.
- We expose youth beyond their environment to create mental images of what their lives could be.
- We make soccer “second nature” and affordable in low-income unserve and underserved communities.
- We increase self-esteem of through participation in an organized and supportive program of team activities.
- We build positive social and life skills.
- We create a fun environment for each player to enjoy.
- We develop players who could play at the college level.
Our Areas of Focus
Fundamentals of Soccer: Implement the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Soccer Across America Program, Developing the individual
Fundamentals of Life: Life Purpose Training, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, Leadership Development, Job Skills (soccer referees & coaches)
Family Support: Being a resource and support for parents
– training youths in the fundamentals of the game of soccer
– mobilizing volunteers, parents and partners in supporting soccer for low-income youths
– investing in efforts to build the lives of players and their families
Our Foundational Principle
We focus on the fundamentals of soccer and life.
- Establish board with 1 year commitment
- Obtain 501c3 status
- Submit proposals for 2 grants
- Develop strategic relationships and partnerships with Universities with soccer programs as well as soccer clubs in close proximities to low-income communities we serve
- Develop a strategic plan and related services for supporting our areas of focus
- Continue to run City of Refuge Soccer Program and Create a FCA Urban Soccer “Academy” and “Select” teams
- Engage parents to influence the entire family