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Soccer Without Borders

Colorado

Serving newcomer youth in Northern Colorado and the Greater Denver Area since 2011

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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.

Teacher from Greeley, CO

About SWB Colorado

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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 programs and intentionally-designed tournaments across the Denver Metro Area and Weld County, 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.

Featured Initiatives & Stories

Global Goal 5 Leadership Clubs

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The International Language of Soccer

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Supporting Newcomers in CO

SWB Colorado By the Numbers

Most Recent Year

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Overview

755

youth served 

across all programs

46%

girls participation

29

participant countries of origin

(and 22 languages spoken)

98%

participant retention

rate

37

paid summer

youth leaders

438

total group

activities led

Spotlights

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Spotlight: Ophi,
SWB Alumna

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.

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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.

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AIMS Community College

Angus Held Foundation
ACTION Zone - Aurora Public Schools

Aurora City Youth Violence Prevention Program
Colorado Department of Human Services

Colorado Refugee Services Program

Colorado Trust 

First Congregational Church of Greeley 
Greeley-Evans School District

Trust for Public Lands

United Way of Weld County

University of Denver
University of Northern Colorado

Weld Community Foundation 

The Weld Trust

SWB Colorado Latest News

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