4WU Expands Support to New Regions and New Players
4 Worlds United is proud to be supporting several new players during the winter soccer season. These children are refugees and immigrants who have shown great desire and skill for the game of soccer, and we are happy to help pave the way for them to play on integrated competitive soccer teams. Remarkably these players are spread well across the city, displaying the growing reach of 4WU programs. Half of the players reside in the New Columbia neighborhood in North Portland and will be playing for Northeast United (NEU). The remaining players live in the Rockwood District of outer East Portland, and will be playing for TFA Barcelona. We appreciate the generous support of both these amazing clubs and our donors who help make this possible. Notably, one of the sponsored players is from the family in this emotional story from last year: http://bit.ly/1eAlaeU
Soccer Motivates Academic Achievement
We always enjoy the opportunity to partner with teachers in our community, and we recently had the chance to intervene positively in the life of one young athlete. This young man was struggling with maintaining attention and effort during his classes, and his grades were suffering severely because of it. But being a child of refugees, he didn't have parents that were able to be full participants in the school structure and help him change course. His teachers heard he was playing soccer and reached out to 4 Worlds United for help. We worked with his teachers and his soccer coaches to emphasize that his grades are important, and that he needed to show better attentiveness and performance in class in order to maintain his growth on the soccer field. We were happy to hear a couple weeks later that his marks were improving, his attitude in class was noticeably better, and that this concentration had even lead to better performance on the field too. This is the kind of success story that drives 4 Worlds United to continue working to unite worlds on and off the soccer field.
4WU Needs Your Support
There are several ways you can support 4th world youth
and 4 Worlds United today:
Your donations will help these kids get past the "pay to play" system that keeps so many of them off the field.
As a 501c3 organization, your donations are tax deductible.
Click on the â€œDonateâ€ link, or you can send a check to:
4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance
4207 SE Woodstock Blvd #482
Portland OR 97206
There are several ways you can personally step in to make a difference:
This need is greater now more than ever. Our kids often need help getting to and from their soccer practices and games. You can drive two kids or a whole car-load, usually no more than once or twice a week.
Many of the children we work with lack available and dedicated role models to help them stay on track with their lives.
Can you create compelling images and evocative stories with your photos or words? If so weâ€™d love to talk to you more about telling some of the stories of the kids we work with.
Do you know someone who might be interested in helping us reach our goals? Forward this email to them, direct them to our website, our Facebook page or Twitter feed. Tell them about 4 Worlds United!
We at 4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance thank you for your time and your help at any level. Working together, we can all make Portland "Soccer City USA" for every player that wants to get into the game.
Founder and President
4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance, Portland Oregon