Propelling Under-Served Youth Toward a Brighter Future
Founded in 2013, Global FC (Futbol Community) uses soccer as a vehicle for transformative impact by supporting underserved youth and families with the tools to overcome obstacles to success; nurturing their talents by providing resources, opportunities and relationships towards a brighter future. Currently, their various programs engage and support two hundred and fifty youth from over twenty-four nations.
Global FC began with a vision of providing quality sports opportunities in the Kansas City, Missouri Historic Northeast community. Their primary activities have extended to include sports programs, academic assistance, mentorship, civic engagement, cultural exchange and family support initiatives. Their primary focus is centered around youth development, family engagement, and community building.
Their holistic approach harnesses the power of relationships to reduce youth violence and family conflict, strengthen communities, inspire academic success, promote health and wellness and to create mentorship chains. They strive to promote a culture that emphasizes unity, compassion, love and excellence.
Academic Enrichment Initiative
Academic Enrichment Initiative provides high-level academic assistance through small group or one-on-one tutoring at KC public and Charter schools or through home tutoring. For most of the youth served, English is their second language. As a combined result of limited language proficiency, lack of prior formal schooling, and low literacy levels within the adult population, these youth are unprepared for the structure and content rigor of the traditional American school system.
This program was initially geared to a diverse group of refugee youth in the Kansas City Northeast community whose families came to this country on refugee status. This program is now open to any at-risk youth within Global FC programming. Youth who participate in the program sign a waiver indicating their commitment to complete a minimum of 30 hours of intensive tutoring.
Master's Transportation is proud to partner with Global FC to positively impact and integrate refugee youth and their families through the vehicle of soccer.