SOCCER WITHOUT BORDERS - BOSTON
SOCCER WITHOUT BORDERS - BOSTON provides free programs to immigrant youth and families in East Boston, a neighborhood of Boston that has more foreign-born residents (nearly 50%) than any other neighborhood in the Boston Metro area. Today, the majority of East Boston residents hail from Latin America, and this is reflected at SWB Boston where participants and their families most commonly are from El Salvador, Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico.
For elementary school-aged participants SWB Boston runs fall and spring seasons of our “Little League” program that combines activities and challenges in soccer skill building, team building and respect. In this league SWB Boston’s youngest participants are provided with an introduction to soccer and SWB program culture. Our “Little League” teams also serve as a platform for our older participants to gain valuable leadership experience as many of our high school participants serve as assistant coaches.
Our middle school and high school program runs year-round programming for four teams serving more than 125 boys and girls annually. Youth in this program compete in the local Middlesex Youth Soccer League, and away from the soccer field take part in educational workshops and team building trips. Outside of our regular programming SWB Boston stays involved with the community of East Boston by running various outreach events a year, community clinics, and gym classes in local schools.