Stories are not information. They shape cultures, transmit hope, shape identity, and ultimately remind us of our common human denominators. Every person possesses the power of narrative and the ability to formulate new realities and ideas. By being empowered by the past and the hope of the future, Global FC uses the power of story to encourage our youth to venture into a journey of reconciliation, to heal, to grow and to unleash the stories back into a world to encourage others.
For our Global FC youth, our aim is to transform their stories of perceived shame into stories of empowerment. Building an individual and family narrative is a key goal in our efforts. By mid 2019, we have a mission to form a Player Profile for every Global FC youth. Hundreds of stories to empower, encourage and breathe life into our radical cause.
What is a Player Profile?
In a collaborative effort with the youth, parent and Global FC volunteer, a story is built through basic questions around their life back home, journey and experience into the USA and their hope and dreams for the future. This story is not only a reflection of the child, but his or her family, capturing the uniqueness of their heritage.
“As most of you know by now I have partnered with global fc and I am now a mentor. I have been perfectly matched with a new best friend. I am having so much fun learning about the African culture and learning the journey this awesome huge family has been through.”
-GFC Mentor Zac
“I never realized that mentors can become part of their mentee’s family until I joined Global FC. My viewpoint has shifted to include a more holistic take on mentoring.”
-GFC Mentor Nina
Global Youth Spotlight
How has global fc impacted your life since moving to Kansas City from BO, Sierra Leone?
“Global FC is more that a soccer club I see global fc as a family. if you have problems there are people there to help you. I have learned to be more responsible and respectful.”
-Samuel (Global FC U18s)