The San Diego Diplomacy Council, in collaboration with the National Ability Center, is proud to embark on our first Youth Sports Diplomacy Program! It is a lifetime opportunity for young female athletes from diverse social and cultural backgrounds to transcend their differences and become U.S ambassadors for peace, prosperity, and stability.
In July 2018, we will take girls volleyball players and coaches from the Exodus Social Justice Volleyball Club to Vietnam and Laos for a sports and cultural exchange program. Our delegation will play exhibition games against local teams, run clinics for at-risk youth, and explore topics related to youth leadership, environmental sustainability, and women’s empowerment while forging global friendships and representing the United States of America through sports diplomacy.
This project is organized in collaboration with the National Ability Center and is funded through an International Sports Programming Initiative cooperative agreement through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. While we have funds to cover flights, lodging, and meals, we are seeking additional support from you – the San Diego community – to cover costs related to administering this program, providing cultural opportunities to our teams, and helping with other travel-related expenses in order to make this program possible.
Join our efforts by making a donation today! If you cannot donate, you can form a team to help get the word out about this program and assist in raising money for this important cause.