Using Sport For Social Change

by St. John Community Foundation

Summary

This project provides sports activities and equipment to an underserved youth community. Projects include sports "Fun Days" for children ages 5 to 18. Providing sports equipment where none exist.
$25,000
total goal
$13,516
remaining
60
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

The children on the small island of St. John are lacking in both recreational facilities and equipment to play sports. There are over 250 children affected. Using Sports For Social Change can provide equipment to outfit teams and also provide sporting events throughout the year to accustom children to team sports and organizational activities which they are not normally subject to.

Solution

There will now be equipment to start team sports and funding to provide multiple sports events throughout the year. Children will learn that team sports help with social attitudes toward working in groups and listening to leaders.

Long-Term Impact

The potential to provide lasting oportunities for children of all ages is very real. Through sports, we can affect the ways in which children positively interact with each others and society. Petty competitions, are replaced by heathy interactions.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.sjcf.org
Main site
St. John Community Foundation website

Organization Information

St. John Community Foundation

Location: St. John, USVI, usa - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.sjcf.org
Project Leader:
Celia Kalousek
Executive Director
St. John, VI Virgin Islands
$11,484 raised of $25,000 goal
 
84 donations
$13,516 to go
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