This short trailer for the documentary, Soccer Without Borders, speaks of the universal language of soccer. Oakland International High School serves students who have recently immigrated to California. These children often lack confidence, having just been thrust into a totally different culture and language. Soccer, however is a familiar pastime, no matter where you a from, and it has become a rewarding way to engage with students and create a sense of belonging and family in their new environment.

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  • Play for Change. Learn more about Soccer Without Borders and see how you can get involved
  • Check out this insightful article from Psychology Today about our innate need to have a sense of belonging and what we can do to create it for ourselves.
  • Take some time out today to kick a ball around. Forget your worries or work load - get some exercise, fresh air and connect with someone through sports.

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