Embracing Differences Through Soccer

Diversity means variety, exposure to something new, something unique.  Some of the lessons about acceptance and leadership come in forms that may not be widely known in the campers' immediate community.  By embracing the diverse backgrounds of our coaching staff as well as the young campers and mentors, My Yute Soccer has been able to incorporate special activities that make this a unique and life changing experience. Click here for a Trinidadian style jump up tune from MYS camp 2013!

World Music 

What’s Futsal?

In 2019, futsal professionals arrived with Senda Athletics Founder, Santiago Halty, to show the campers how to have some fun with futsal. It's not the same as soccer, but it shows you can have some fun in smaller spaces and with new techniques on the ball.

 

Tennis anyone?

In 2013 My Yute joined forces with the Nor-Cal Junior Tennis Association to provide on-site tennis fun!  Aligned with the MYS spirit, the Nor-Cal USTA led campers through team building exercises emphasizing tennis skills and training and provided a year-long membership for campers.  

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My Yute in Peru

In 2010, one of our volunteer coaches, Lena Eckhoff, approached the MYS leadership team with a request:  She wanted to take MYS to Peru!  She composed a wonderful letter describing her intentions, including her participation as a volunteer in The Humanity Exchange, and the MYS community rallied to support her. 

Since then, Lena has returned to Peru, with support from MYS and a round trip airfare donated by  Bocanova Restaurant, to continue sharing the MYS spirit. Aligned with the Mission and Vision of My Yute Soccer, Lena’s efforts represent the camaraderie and values MYS coaches and campers are developing and sharing each year.

Fellow travelers around the globe making a difference in children's lives and their communities.  

Breds

The Treasure Beach Foundation was established as a nonprofit organization in 1998 by Peace Corps volunteer Aaron Lafur and hotelier Jason Hanzell.  The organization was started with the purpose of addressing the specific needs within Treasure Beach, Jamaica, while also providing a mutually beneficial connection between the tourism sector and the community--a relationship that in many ways has come to define Treasure Beach.  With over a decade's worth of service to the community of Treasure Beach, Breds now looks to continue its fundraising beyond the regional tourism base, and has turned to social enterprise organizations, foundations and development institutions to assist Breds in creating a long term sustainability plan for the community.

Grass Root Soccer

Grassroot Soccer, Inc. became a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization in 2002. Founder, Tommy Clark, MD conceived of the idea after having played soccer professionally in Zimbabwe where he witnessed first hand both the devastation of HIV and the fanatical popularity of soccer. Together with a group of friends who had similar experiences, he and co-founders Methembe Ndlovu, Ethan Zohn and Kirk Friedrich created Grassroot Soccer. The core group traveled to Zimbabwe in 2002 and with the support of advisory board member, Albert Bandura, consultants and local stakeholders, developed and piloted an interactive soccer-themed HIV prevention curriculum that was first implemented in Zimbabwe in 2003. After a positive independent evaluation of the project by The Children’s Health Council, a Stanford University affiliate group, GRS received a three-year program grant in 2005 from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its work.

One World Futbol

In 2006, One World Futbol inventor Tim Jahnigen was watching news footage about traumatized refugee youth in Darfur playing soccer on dirt using a ball they had made by tying trash together  with twine. In that instant, Tim saw that these kids had such strong, indestructible spirits and felt they deserved better. He realized there was a global need for a nearly indestructible ball that could withstand the harsh conditions often faced by youth living in refugee camps, disaster areas and other disadvantaged communities.

With that spark of inspiration, the idea for the One World Futbol was born.

Jamaican Jerk Cook Off Festival & Fundraiser

Inspired by the histories and traditions of jerk in his hometown of Kingston, Jamaica, President & Founder of My Yute Soccer, Rovel S. Sparkes, decided to initiate a yearly community event not only to fundraise for My Yute Soccer but to share the taste and experience of Jamaican cooking.  

100% Proceeds to My Yute Soccer

 

  WWW.JAMAICANJERKCOOKOFF.COM

Traditionally Presented on Memorial Day Monday 

On Hiatus for 2019

Local chefs volunteer their time to create their unique version of jerk while attendees enjoy live music, a kids' zone, and a vendor market. Browse #jamaicanjerkcookoff on FBTwitter, or Instagram.  

Chef Teams & Sponsors

My Yute has grown over the years thanks to the steadfast and generous support from the community at large.

Become a Camp Sponsor - Click here.  

Oaklandish

Oaklandish

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Rotary Club of Oakland

Rotary Club of Oakland

Linden Street Brewery

Linden Street Brewery

FOX Soccer Channel

FOX Soccer Channel

Wooden Window

Wooden Window

nia community fund

nia community fund

Anne Wagner Memorial Fund

Anne Wagner Memorial Fund

Whole Foods Oakland

Whole Foods Oakland

Farley's East

Farley's East

Revolution Foods

Revolution Foods

Jamba Juice

Jamba Juice

Sprouts Cooking Club

Sprouts Cooking Club

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Community Blog

b. March 2017

Inspired by International Women's Month