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Kickstarting Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Led by Partners of the Americas, A Ganar (Vencer in Brazil) is a youth workforce development program wrapped up in a soccer ball. By utilizing soccer and other team sports to help youth in Latin America, ages 16-24, find jobs, learn entrepreneurial skills, or re-enter the formal education system, A Ganar combats the serious problem of youth unemployment.


  • Provide sports-based employability training to at-risk and economically disadvantaged youth in Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • Increase capacity of partner institutions to implement sport-for-development training which is flexible to meet local needs.
  • Mobilize a broad range of donors and stakeholders, including sports organizations, businesses, foundations, individuals, Partners’ chapters, and others to advocate and promote youth opportunity;
  • Strengthen alumni support creating a network that supports safe spaces for youth that promote identity formation, civic engagement, and service learning;
  • Develop a network of organizations capable and committed to utilizing sport for youth development.
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