Tell us your idea. What makes your idea innovative?
Soccer Opens Success provides positive enrichment of life skills to disadvantaged youth through the world’s game of Soccer. While S.O.S. strives to make soccer a cornerstone of the educational process, it is but a mere strategy to build the foundation of positive mental outcomes in the lives of under served youth.
S.O.S. will undertake its first global initiative in February 2010 by offering a soccer camp exchange in the northeast Atlantic coastal village of Bilwi (Puerto Cabeza), Nicaragua.
The camp will focus on healthy decision-making, active lifestyles as an asset to keep the youth from the burgeoning drug trade and usage and to become vocal in the pursuit of their own happiness despite the poverty in which they live. As many have before and many more will in the future, S.O.S. is using soccer to make those changes.
The long-term goal of S.O.S. is to foster a relationship, host coaching seminars and acquire equipment and resources to allow the program to become an annual event and become self-sustaining within the next five years.
The innovation is in the bridging of the gap between the under-served youth of our community and the under-served youth of global villages, bound by their love of the world's game: soccer.