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Soccer Without Borders

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Soccer Without Borders is recruiting volunteers to serve as mentors (coaches) for high school seniors who are going through the college application process. During various Saturday morning workshops in the fall of 2020 (and early spring 2021), volunteers will work with students as they navigate looking at colleges, deciding where to apply, and completing applications (as well as FAFSA). SWB participants are newcomer (refugee, immigrant, and asylee) youth from a variety of countries, so previous cross-cultural experience is a plus.

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About Soccer Without Borders

Location:

9 Waterhouse St, Cambridge, MA 02138, US

Mission Statement

Soccer Without Border (SWB) uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing refugee, asylee, and immigrant youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success.

Description

SWB utilizes the global power of soccer to create positive life changes through five key programming areas: soccer play and instruction, off-field lessons and academic tutoring, civic engagement, team building, and cultural exchange. SWB serves middle-school and high-school students. The student-athletes who make up the program have recently arrived to the US from a variety of countries, including but not limited to, Cameroon, Eritrea, Somalia, Rwanda, DRC, Congo, Tanzania, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Mexico, Sudan, Guinea, Iraq, Bhutan, and Nepal. While these young people come from diverse backgrounds, they share a passion for soccer and a genuine interest in and desire to engage with their new surroundings.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3700 Eastern AveBaltimore, MD 21224

(39.28683,-76.56635)
 

SKILLS

  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Critical Thinking
  • General Education
  • Tutoring

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours on select Saturdays in the fall and spring

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