* Lack of safe spaces for youth to experience sports.
* Lack of opportunities for youth to explore social issues and challenges they face within their community.
* Lack of access to education, jobs and opportunities for personal development.
SWOB’s mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing under-served youth a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion and personal success.
What they do:
SWOB runs community-led, year-round, youth development programs in under-served areas in the USA and abroad. We provide programming to youth who are traditionally excluded from sports-based and extracurricular activities. Our program provides participants with an avenue for positive engagement, a platform for personal growth, and a toolkit for a brighter future.
* Universally accessible
* Physically beneficial
* Worldwide popularity offers unique benefits physically, socially and individually
SWOB also runs camps in California, Illinois, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Uganda.
How to get involved:
SWOB has volunteer and internship opportunities available for domestic and international programs. SWOB also has an Ambassador program but is not currently accepting any applications.
92% of all donations go directly to SWOB program costs. Donations are tax-deductible.