OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
The L.A. FC Barcelona Soccer Foundation 501(c)(3) was created in order to promote a social model that supports the achievement of social, cultural, and educational programs for underprivileged youths through our Soccer Academy utilizing our "Kids Off The Streets" initiative. Click on the following link for a list of: OUR SUPPORTERS. These programs, on their own or as part of collaborations, allow us to fulfill our social commitment not only nationally but internationally as well. In that spirit, the message must be clear, education is the gateway to their future.
OUR OFFICIAL PLAQUE UNVEILING CEREMONY IN 2005 - THE PLAQUE IS MOUNTED ON THE NOU CAMP STADIUM IN BARCELONA, SPAIN
The L.A. FC Barcelona Soccer Foundation 501(c)(3) provides:
a) Assistance and Social Cohesion: To provide support and assistance to children who do not have the economic wherewithal to take part in after-school sports activities through our Youth Soccer Program, TOTAL FUTBOL ACADEMY. With our support, they now have access to our soccer teams, summer camps, clinics, mentoring, parent seminars, trips and educational counseling.
b) Sportsmanship: The Sportsmanship Programs of our Foundation are designed to encourage sports activities that are more demanding in terms of moral education and self discipline among youths, therefore increasing positive social aspects more efficiently.
c) Cultural Education through Travel: Our Foundation provides a Sports Program that encourages social and cultural experiences through travel abroad. These experiences are an integral aspect in helping to shape quality of life as well as social cohesion for all our youths.
d) Sports and the Team Component: Sports teaches our youth that in order to succeed, they need to be unified and work as a team. This concept applies to all aspects of society. The aspects of respect, fellowship, fair play, and justice that our youths learn through sports activities encourage social cohesion and are in direct contrast with the discrimination of minorities.
THE K.O.T.S. OBJECTIVES:
1) To encourage sports activities (mainly soccer) in conjunction with educational development programs, for underpriviliged youths throughout our local communities.
2) To promote and perform actions which encourage sportsmanship values among children, such as: effort, mutual respect, friendship, as well as tolerance on both academic and athletic levels.
3) Provide opportunities through sports activities to underprivileged youths, who are most vulnerable and at risk of certain social, cultural, economic, and sports exclusion.
OUR PROGRAM SUPPORTERS: