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Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts is partnering with Soccer without Borders (SWB Boston) for the 2nd Annual JFS & SWB Summer Soccer Clinic. This free 4-day clinic will serve over 90 youth from ages 6 – 18, Saturday, June 25th to Tuesday, June 28th, 9am to 1pm, with special thanks to Springfield College for providing the playing field. The clinic will focus on building English communication skills, leadership, community, and mental and physical health, and will provide a positive summer experience for refugee, immigrant and other youth in the community. For those who are new to the city or the U.S., it is an opportunity to meet peers in person and find common ground. 

Soccer without Borders Boston Program Director, Bruno Contreras, adds: As one of the few global languages, soccer has the power to shape the world for the better. Soccer Without Borders (SWB) uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing under-served youth in the U.S. and abroad with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. SWB Boston has been serving the refugee and immigrant community in and around East Boston since 2012 with a culture of welcoming and belonging that supports newcomers to build a new home.

The clinic will bring together youth and coaches from diverse cultural backgrounds to create community, exercise, build leadership, and practice their English language skills. Over the course of the clinic, players will have the opportunity to foster teamwork, connect and build friendships with one another, and most of all to have fun! 

For more information, contact Evan Bixby at e.bixby@jfswm.org, or call (413) 737-2601.