It has been a fantastic year for the kids in our programs. Most recently we celebrated 27 new graduates from our literacy program, which is a huge accomplishment by kids in rural Haiti who do not have access to any other schooling.
What does it mean to be a member of Team GOALS? It means that you believe in giving the opportunity of good health, education and leadership to disadvantaged youth. It is an investment into the future of these bright young stars.
They say it takes a village to raise a child and that is true, but what does it take to raise a village? It takes committed citizens and the next generation to carry on that torch. Since our inception in 2010 we have seen the impact of our programs. This includes a shift in attitudes towards what is possible and a willingness to strive towards a more inclusive, safe and sustainable way of life.
We see that impact in multiple ways including the reduction of teen pregnancy from 7% to under 1%, healthier average weight in our kids, reduction in easily preventable diseases, higher test scores and engaged community members.
One of our donors put it best by saying “I give to GOALS, so kids have the opportunity to make life long friendships, create memories and be proud of their achievements. I give to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives. To be gracious in defeat and humble in success. They are not only learning soccer but also important life skills. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment.” – Laura, GOALS supporter
By making a gift you are changing a life today and entire communities tomorrow. We currently need to raise 18K in team sponsorship funds by the end of the year. Through a generous opportunity we can match each gift dollar to dollar for any gifts given between now and December 28th. Making your gift go even farther. Gifts may be made online or by check.
From all of us at Team GOALS we appreciate your continued support!