2016 Joshua Kaplan Teens Dream Video Competition Submission

2016 Joshua Kaplan Teens Dream Video Competition Submission










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In February of 2015, I created GOALS or Giving Opportunities to All who Love Soccer, a unified soccer program for kids with and without special needs. I love sharing my passion for soccer and seeing the transformative effect GOALS has on all the participants, both those with and without intellectual disabilities. Soccer is a sport that is conducive to being inclusive, and the GOALS experience carries forward off the field, influencing how all of the participants view each other at school and in their communities. At GOALS, every person is welcomed and valued exactly as they are. I can’t control much in the world, but I know I’ve made the little piece I live in a tiny bit better.