Building global citizens through sport
In 2011, American300 added ONETEAM Envoys programming with a goal of promoting mutual understanding and friendships between the United States and other countries around the world.
During the first 5 years of programming our envoy members gained insight into the workings of foreign national governing bodies/sports federations and National Olympic Committees around the world.
The result - our volunteer Olympians, Olympic and National Team Coaches and Staff Members collectively decided to try launching a new concept in youth development.
Working closely with the El Salvador Olympic Committee and one of it's newest federations - rugby this new concept was launched.
Instead of focusing on technical aspects of sport, this new approach utilizes sports as a 'platform/vehicle' to comprehensively incorporate all aspects of youth development.
Government, civic, religious, education, additional local socially responsible NGO involvement and most importantly the family unit are now the focus.
Today, there are four cities; two large and two rural that are serving as the beta-programs, each with hundreds of youth participating in sponsored youth rugby practices which take the form of team 'growth blocks' that include: education, civic responsibility, social interactive, religious, family and individual growth.
ONETEAM Envoys, provide community leaders/coaches with financial support and subject matter expert interactions via special guest master classes both on and off the field of play through a network of stakeholders. From local Mayoral involvement to Olympic Champions and other NGO's focused on youth development, the ESA Youth Rugby Project is well underway. Go to our facebook page for updates on programming: @oneteamenvoys
ONETEAM AMERICAN300 ENVOYS
ONETEAM American300 Envoy's are made possible through a generous grant from the Colgan Foundation
For more information contact:
ESA Youth Rugby - Felipe Flores firstname.lastname@example.org
American300 - Robi Powers www.american300.org/contact/
LA ESCC - Oscar Dominquez email@example.com
Colgan Foundation - Director Dr. Bibi Colgan firstname.lastname@example.org