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Round Star Foundation

Joined in November 2012

About Us

Mission

Round Star Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people of all ages by providing high quality soccer activities, training and education to individuals regardless of income or ability. We believe that soccer is an invaluable tool, not only for physical development, but also for social inclusion and engagement. Round Star believes that sports can have a positive impact in promoting healthy lifestyles, strengthening social bonds, and enhancing self-confidence. 


Building Soccer Bridges, our flagship program, has empowered tens of thousands of children across developing countries to make positive contributions to their communities by using soccer as a tool to build their leadership skills and self-confidence. 


The generous support of Goldman Sachs Gives, along with many individual supporters, allows Round Star Foundation to partner annually with United States-Africa Children’s Fellowship (USACF) and Super Soccer Stars to bring the joy of soccer directly to unprivileged children in Africa. We currently serve the grassroots soccer education community in the economically depleted, rural district of Matabeleland, Zimbabwe.


Each year, Round Star Foundation sends a delegation of soccer coaches to Zimbabwe to work with local school teachers, educators and community leaders to share Super Soccer Stars' model of delivering fun, engaging, soccer classes while, at the same time, providing leadership training to hundreds of school children of all ages.


This week-long course includes soccer clinics, adult education and leadership training seminars. Each year, this program allows school teachers in rural areas in Zimbabwe to obtain their Level I and II ZIFA-accredited (Zimbabwe Football Association) Coaching Licenses. Throughout the years, this program has ensured that over 50,000 children have access to organized soccer programming right at their local school.


Activities

We offer sports programming, organize competitions and sports related events. We also donate sports equipment to communities in developing areas (nationally and internationally).


Partners

Round Star Foundation partners with Super Soccer Stars to provide soccer programming to children and youth in the USA and around the world. Since its inception in Fall 2000, Super Soccer Stars has been providing outstanding soccer development instruction to children in over 200 schools, childcare centers, and facilities in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Boston, Los Angeles and Miami. Super Soccer Stars currently hold 900 classes per week for over 8,000 boys and girls ages 2 and up. Super Soccer Stars coaches are licensed professionals and receive intensive training in soccer education and child development.

Mission

Round Star Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people of all ages by providing high quality soccer activities, training and education to individuals regardless of income or ability. We…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Disability
  • Education
  • Health & Medicine
  • Sports & Recreation

Location

  • 606 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024, United States

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