|WELCOME TO ULTIMATE GOAL.
Offering players HOPE and OPPORTUNITY that TRANSFORMS and EMPOWERS their lives.
lives, families, futures
"A number of the kids on the team can still speak of the refugee camps and frightening times back in the homelands. The kids on the team are some of the financially poorest kids in Nashville and carry all the hardships that come along with that. They have lost family members to death, some have family and friends back in Asia they will never see again. They carry that with them. You have helped them create new memories of life, joy and possibility."
ULTIMATE GOAL HAS RE*FOCUSEDUltimate Goal exists to provide every refugee player in Nashville the opportunity to play organized soccer, to be trained by caring/mentoring coaches, and to be given opportunities to advance to higher levels of competition and achievement. To accomplish this Ultimate Goal will build collaborations and secure the necessary resources to equip and develop them as people and players, and will establish Site Academies and Synergy Leagues in the communities where they live.
SOME OF OUR GOALS INCLUDEEquipping EVERY refugee youth in Nashville with a pair of cleats, shin guards, socks and a ball
Establishing ONE Site Academy* in the next few months (*a geographic location in which a majority of refugees live, such as an apartment complex at which we'll train, play and mentor 2-3 times a week)
Recruiting and training enough coaches to provide every player in the site academy a caring, mentoring coach
Establishing an all refugee club team in 2014
DID YOU KNOW?
There is, to our knowledge, NO organization providing organized, structured, regular soccer programming for refugee youth other than Ultimate Goal
One of the greatest needs among refugee youth is the support of mentoring adults who can help them navigate through their new life in the US. Unfortunately that support from parents and other adult family members isn't always provided due to feeling 'lost' and unfamiliar with the 'system' (culture, school, laws, etc)
WILL YOU HELP US?
We're looking for those who would like to help with coaching, driving, providing field or court (indoor or outdoor) space, mentors, tutors, provide equipment, and those who can help fund this great work among Nashville's refugee youth. If you can help or want more information please contact us.
85% of our work with refugee youth is funded by individuals, businesses and churches who give to enable us to staff our organization, provide sponsorships and purchase needed equipment. Will you consider a gift today of $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more.
If so, please click on DONATE below to give online or write and send a check to Ultimate Goal, PO Box 110334, Nashville, TN 37222. ALL gifts are tax-deductible.
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