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iACT's Soccer Program Featured in the LA Times


A close up on two children holding hands, with more children in the background also holding hands.
Children holding hands in a circle during soccer academy. (Photo: Fish, Angel City)

Kevin Baxter of the LA Times published a feature this week exploring iACT's Refugees United Soccer program at the US-Mexico border and the power of play for children who have experienced trauma and displacement.


As in the African refugee camps, where the iACT program was introduced, then perfected, there is a point to everything and the point of the first morning exercise is to make sure every child feels welcome and to create positive relationships and a sense of community. Making sure the children are safe, empowered, can make choices and feel they are being seen, heard and supported physically and emotionally are all core tenets of the instruction.


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