Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee Soccer Without Borders, nominated by donor
Elinora. They use soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing under-served youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. You can find their web site here.
A few words on Charitocracy
Firstly, for newcomers: here's how it works. Donors pool their monthly contributions, as little as $1. The cause with the most votes each month wins the pot. No matter how much or how little you contribute, each donor at Charitocracy gets one vote. This is where charity meets democracy. So please share this post (see social sharing icons at top of post) and ask your friends to join us and vote! That's how we spread the word and, as a result, grow the monthly pot. The bigger the pot, the bigger our positive impact on the world!
About nominee Soccer Without Borders
We use soccer as a vehicle for positive change
We believe in the power of soccer, the world's universal language, to create positive change for individuals, families, communities, and the world.
We envision a more inclusive world where all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
We contribute to this vision through innovative youth-development programs for under-served youth in the United States and around the world that create avenues for growth, inclusion, and personal success.
When building an SWB program, we value all voices, particularly those of youth and members of the communities we serve.
We believe in a whole-person approach to youth development. Our programs help young people come into a greater understanding of their bodies, minds, and voices.
We believe in the learning that comes from a quality process that focuses on what is within our control: creating a culture of acceptance, addressing obstacles to an inclusive environment, and supporting progress toward individual, team and community goals.
We aim to advance equity in ourselves, our structures, our systems, our partners, and our communities. We value and seek best practices for equitable access and opportunities, investment, representation, power, and voice.
So please visit the page of nominee Soccer Without Borders to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And check out their short film about their powerful work with Ethan Hawke narrating their story.