Soccer Without Borders
Serving newcomer youth in Northern Colorado and the Greater Denver Area since 2011
SWB Colorado in Action
You all are incredible, everything you do for the kids makes such a difference. I can see how it is positively impacting their behavior and how much they love it. The ones who are here every day can't get enough and there a new kids joining every day. And the kids who aren't in the program complain that they aren't in it.
Bella, Teacher from Greeley, CO
About SWB Colorado
Through in-school, after-school, weekend, and summer programs, Soccer Without Borders Colorado supports newcomer and immigrant youth to overcome barriers to participation in sport, to gain a sense of belonging, and to build social capital. SWB delivers year-round TEAM programs and intentionally-designed leagues across the cities of Aurora and Greeley, as well as summer programs to support specific newcomer populations. SWB actively participates in the Colorado sports-based youth development community, partnering to ensure that every youth has a safe environment to play, learn, and grow.
SWB Colorado By the Numbers
Most Recent Year
across all programs
participant countries of origin
(and 22 languages spoken)
Ophi, whose family originally fled conflict in Myanmar, came to the United States at the age of four from a Thai refugee camp. Ophi is a SWB alumna, former SWB Colorado Program Associate, and continues to be a proud member of the SWB Community. She was featured by Fox Sports during the 2019 Women's World Cup.
Spotlight: Coach Foundations
In the fall of 2022, SWB Colorado's Greeley site was host to 20 SWB coaches hailing from all around the United States for Coach Foundations, a three-day intensive, hands-on training designed to set up our coaches for success in ensuring that every SWB participant we coach has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Click the button below for a special inside look at Coach Foundations, the training approaches we take, and the lenses that guide us on the pitch, on the sidelines, and beyond.
SWB Colorado Partners
Building a more inclusive world requires a shared purpose and a collaborative approach. Our partners and supporters enable us to provide programming to youth free-of-cost, while also providing complementary services to youth and families when their needs fall outside of our scope.
AIMS Community College
Angus Held Foundation
ACTION Zone - Aurora Public Schools
Aurora City Youth Violence Prevention Program
Colorado Department of Human Services
Colorado Health Foundation
Colorado Refugee Services Program
First Congregational Church of Greeley
Greeley-Evans School District
Rose Community Foundation
Trust for Public Lands
United Way of Weld County
University of Northern Colorado
Weld Community Foundation