Education For A Changing World
Coaches Across Continents is a global leader in the sport for social impact movement. Our award-winning corporate partnerships and ‘Hat-Trick Initiative’ consist of comprehensive, year-round organizational development and sport for social impact education that focuses on local issues such as: female empowerment, including gender equity; conflict prevention, including social inclusion; health and wellness, including HIV/AIDS behavior change; child rights; vital life skills; and fun. Our key to success is a unique Self-Directed Learning model that is based on our 'Chance to Choice' and ‘ASK for Choice’ curricula that educate people to identify, address, and solve problems specific to their communities. We mentor organizations and empower communities to question harmful traditional, cultural, and religious practices; responsibly choose their own futures; and create sustainable change. Since 2008, we have worked in 41 countries with 385 implementing community partner programs. Overall, we have educated and certified 18,474 community coaches and directly impacted 2,533,245 young people.
We envision the day when all governments, municipalities, schools and communities have the skills to use sport as a social impact tool and make the choice to do so.
Coaches Across Continents is the global leader in providing year-round educational consultancy and mentorship to create social impact through sport. We design, develop, and implement ‘Education Outside the Classroom’ programs and partnerships with national and local governments, corporations, communities, and NGOs; empowering them to question harmful traditional, religious, and cultural practices; choose their own futures; and create pathways for change.
What inspires us the most:
• The capacity of communities to change
• The need to question tradition, religion and culture
• The opportunity for women to be treated as equals in sport and society
• The unifying nature of sport
• The chance for children to laugh
• The ability for individuals, groups and communities to choose their future
Self-Directed Learning: the foundation of our work.
Self-Directed Learners possess attitudes such as independence of mind, confidence in their own judgment, a sense of self-esteem leading to self-actualization and the ability to cooperate and collaborate with others. They are independent thinkers who can define and solve problems, reason logically, engage in the imaginative projection of their own ideas and set goals and strategies to achieve them. They reflect upon experience and learn from it.
Monitoring & Evaluation: Measuring Our Success
Coaches Across Continents (CAC) measures our success in engaging leaders to become Self-Directed Learners and create locally owned sustainability. CAC trains knowledgeable, skilled individuals who are critical thinkers capable of driving change and educating their entire community. Empowering youth and adult leaders, individuals, and organizations yields profound, tangible results that carry over to future generations. Research has shown that developing local leadership is a cost-effective strategy to generate long-term behavior change and community development. CAC’s quantitative and qualitative Monitoring and Evaluation provides key insights that improve communication at all levels, provides for adaptation to local needs, and informs future programs thus ensuring the continual improvement of the quality of services delivered to our partners.