Soccer Without Borders
Grant Amount: $41,500 (over two years)
Grantee Website: www.soccerwithoutborders.org/nicaragua
Areas of Impact: Education & Literacy, Gender Equality, Health
Mission of Soccer Without Borders
The mission of Soccer Without Borders is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing underserved youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success.
Using soccer as an entry point, this project provides financial, academic, and socio-emotional support that empowers girls to overcome barriers to success.
Why We Love This Project
Soccer Without Borders uses a holistic, evidence-based approach to girls' development that emphasizes the leadership abilities of the student-athlete. Their impactful programs combat the machismo culture, build trust, and help girls reduce barriers to schooling and social capital with scholarships, financial support. mentoring, and community building. Coaches provide valuable guidance encouraging teamwork and group effort in building healthy lifestyles, confidence, and competencies, with more girls completing high school and encouraged to "dream big" and imagine their future.