Boy With a Ball

Boy with a Ball is a youth, family and community development organization working to develop teams which dynamically impact young people in cities across the world through: Reaching young people and their families within their own neighborhoods, drawing them into in-depth one-to-one mentoring relationships and small groups, equipping them to grow into leaders, building communities of and around them and releasing them to improve the world.
Developing Costa Rican Slums
 
$11,294
$3,707
Raised
Remaining
Slums are neighborhoods where thousands of people live in abject poverty, separated by only tin walls. Young people who grow up surrounded by the oppressive helplessness of open sewage, scarce resources and little education face dramatic temptation to attempt to escape by choosing to make money through crime or illicit drug trade. Boy With a Ball's work has solved this problem by developing relational teams who walk into these communities to help youth walk into their dreams. project reportread updates from the field
Be a Hero, Build a Hero, Change the world
 
$25
$98,975
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Remaining
Atlanta is the poorest city in the U.S. for children - more children in Atlanta live in poverty than in any other city. Our belief is that the best way to see this change is through education by establishing Velocity to help build a bridge between a failing school system and failing neighborhoods
Sponsor 40+ Low Income youth-Costa Rica to college
 
$838
$29,162
Raised
Remaining
In a high risk community in SJ, CR (violence, drugs, poverty) where in 2007 there were no college students, we have been able to help 24 students to get into college and find jobs. College graduates in Costa Rica have an 80% more chance to get a job than the ones that do not have a college education and that leads them out of poverty. This program pays for youth's college education and makes sure they have weekly mentoring from professionals and friends so that they can make it out of poverty. project reportread updates from the field

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