Goals Beyond the
Net is dedicated to changing the lives of Haitian children
who are living in severe poverty in Haiti. We have created a model,
which embodies the key elements of education, empowerment, and sustainability.
We developed a soccer league called the Jacmel
United Football Club (JUFC). We utilize the soccer league
as our infrastructure to implement our programs-educational scholarships,
medical care, character development, English school. We also have
implemented economic empowerment projects (sustainable gardens
and a goat project) for the parents of these children.
to change the lives of impoverished children through the means of
the beautiful game of soccer. Goals Beyond the Net's structured
soccer league teaches qualities such as discipline, leadership,
teamwork, dedication and citizenship.
to education is reflected through the requirement that all players
be enrolled in school. Those players who can not afford school are
sponsored by GBTN.
Using the children's
love for soccer, GBTN teaches them the importance of looking beyond
the net; by using the skills they learn in our Programs they are
able to grow into individuals who find success on and off the field.