CAC Run UN Youth Leadership Sessions
June 15th 2015. Today, Coaches Across Continents is running sessions at the UN Youth leadership summit at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The summit, which has brought together 60 youth leaders in sport for development, takes place over two weeks. It was organized by the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Global Action Initiatives who invited CAC to help. It involves an intense schedule of high level seminars, athlete talks and cross-cultural learning. The youth leaders will return to their community with a greater knowledge of sport for development and be able to share their learning with colleagues and youth.
On Sunday June 14th CAC ran sessions as part of the public festival which was open to everyone in the community. This involved running CAC games with groups of children throughout the day alongside NSCAA coaching and sessions from Partner of the Americas. Today is the soccer day at the summit. This means that the 60 youth leaders will be shown CAC games and learn how soccer can be used to create social change in their community.
In addition, three youth leaders from CAC’s international partners are attending the convention in Florida. Sylvester from training4Changes in South Africa, Prateek from Childreach International in Nepal and Soky from Globalteer in Cambodia have all flown to Florida for the convention. They are able to attend because of their connection with CAC and the forward-thinking of their organization. As a result of attending, the organizations they belong too will benefit from their increased knowledge and global outlook.