Youth Development and Soccer Program

ViviendasLeón’s youth programs build self-esteem, community cohesion and leadership abilities. In the summer of 2013, VL initiated a soccer program that provides soccer training, and lessons in teamwork, leadership, and gender inclusion. The summer camp attracted 100 youth, and was led by 3 U.S. coaches and 9 U.S. youth counselors-in-training.

In 2014 we added a three month summer soccer league, hiring a coaching staff. The league includes youth from Goyena's five repartos or neighborhoods and two adjacent communities including Trohilo and Abangascas. The teams practiced five afternoons a week and scrimmaged on the weekends.