Minoa has been involved with BTS for almost 4 years. She says it has helped her get organized, get good grades (3.9 currently). She says that she wants to go to the University of Utah for her college studies. She is grateful to soccer for teaching her hard work, to not give up, and that she can do it!
Juan has been playing with Break-Thru Hartland for two years. It has taught him how to not get into a fight even when he disagrees. He appreciates the opportunity to exercise through playing soccer. He also sees the benefit of getting good grades, trying hard to learn new things, and staying away from gang bangers.
Areliam is a native of Sinaloa Mexico. She has been involved with Heartland Break-Thru for three years. Three things she says she has learned from participating in the soccer program is responsibility, discipline, and respect. Areliam has worked hard to stay organized and keep her grades up. she wants to graduate high school, go to college, and become a neonatal nurse.
Rafael is new to Break-Thru Heartland and the soccer program has helped him gain friends and stay in good shape. Soccer has helped teach him how to set goals and stay out of trouble. He has seen some friends make poor choices but he stays positive and wants to graduate from high school.
Mary is a native of Sudan who came to the United States through Egypt. She is 11 years old and enjoys basketball, making friendship bracelets, and doing crafts. She has been working on her soccer dribbling skills. Mary says she has learned good sportsmanship through soccer and how to lead others in a positive way.
In four months since joining Hartland Youth Soccer Club, Vanessa has shown incredible progress. She likes being goalie and shows tremendous responsibility, and respect, and is gaining self-discipline. These are our three Pillars of Success. Vanessa also practices good sportsmanship and has increased her grade level.
Ahmed is 13 and has lived in Utah for 3 years and is a native of Somalia. He has three younger brothers for whom he tries to be a good example. Ahmed attends Granite Park Middle School and soccer has taught him to work hard and be prepared.
Rafael is one of 13 children his age that has managed to stay on board when most of our little ones have decided to take time off for many reasons. Thanks to his dad Rafael Sr. (volunteer coach) for being with him always. Rafael Jr. is the hardest kicker his age.
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