During September and October, CultureLink’s Children & Youth Centre hosted multiple soccer games for newcomer youth between 14 to 25 years of age.
The games were a huge success and brought many benefits for participants, for example:
- Being part of a team; working with collaboration and cooperation.
- Developing leadership skills
- Practicing English
Every two weeks, the team gathered at the Youth Centre to talk about leadership and the life-skills they developed.
These matches became a space for cultural exchange and a nest for new friendships, as most of the participants were newly immigrated youth from more than 15 different nationalities.
“I heard about CultureLink’s Children & Youth Centre from a friend who recommended me to participate in their activities. Since September I’ve been participating in multiple activities such as soccer, entrepreneurship workshops, Global Roots, canoeing, among others. These activities have been helping me to meet new people, and gain a better understanding of the Canadian life. I really enjoy playing the soccer game with my friends”- Kevin (Newcomer from Colombia).