Girls Leading Girls Soccer Program
June 25-29, 2018
ViviendasLeón and Girls Leading Girls will partner this June to offer an international service and sports program with five days of soccer camp that touches on themes of global citizenship, cultural immersion, community building, personal agency and international service. ViviendasLeón’s Global Education Program introduces students to new ways of thinking as they embark on a service-learning experience that will increase their empathy and understanding while helping build community among themselves and the rural communities we support.
Girls Leading Girls will support our Youth Sports Program which provides rural youth with structured time focused on physical health, leadership, conflict resolution and teamwork. The girls will train and play with rural youth learning from one another and creating a sense of community.
Students travel to León for four days participating in service projects in the rural communities of Goyena and Troilo ranging from food security farming to building construction and arts education. Living in home-stays in León, they experience the cultural richness and warm hospitality of Nicaragua. Students will practice their Spanish skills while having breakfast and dinner with their host families as well as when interacting with community members.