Here you will find our behind the scene moments, stories of those we are a voice for,
and the details shared from those who have joined our movement. We invite you to explore and enjoy!

Here you will find our behind the scene moments, stories of those we are a voice for, and the details shared from those who have joined our movement. We invite you to explore and enjoy!

She was the first girl we met with her cleats up in the air shouting to the world she wanted to be a futbolera! Meet Maria. CLICK HERE for a SPECIAL VIDEO MESSAGE from MARIA When we traveled to Paraguay we never imagined what would take place after meeting Maria Lujan. An 11 year old girl, […]

Maria Lujan is using her voice for change.

July 12, 2020

My unsure feelings about the trip disappeared once I arrived in Paraguay. While it was our mission to help the girls there, they changed my life for the better. Before going to Paraguay my mind was restless with the stress from school, soccer, and social life, but the girls grounded me by showing me how […]

“I regained my love+ passion for the game.” -Sophia Blackwood

April 24, 2020

Our world relies on numbers and statistics to illustrate success. For our trip with Girls Soccer Worldwide I could list many: the number of girls that participated on the trip, the number of supporters we have in not only California but spanning throughout the country, the amount of hours we spent traveling, the dedicated patrons  […]

“Our world relies on numbers and statistics.” Precious Akanyirige

April 23, 2020

Nahir Raidán Ibarra is our Girls Soccer Worldwide Program Manager in Coronel Bogado, Paraguay.  She is leading the way for equality and empowerment in a small rural town where she grew up and she believes strongly in using her voice for change. Learn more about Nahir and her involvement with Girls Soccer Worldwide in our interview […]

I was told “You must start behaving like a REAL girl.”

March 10, 2020

My name is Ashna Patel, I am 14 years old and I have been playing soccer since I was about 5 years old. I currently play for San Ramon 06G NPL.  As a 10 year old playing soccer, I always wanted to be unique, but I am not an overly outgoing person.  At one of […]

“As a 10 year old, I wanted to be unique.” Ashna Patel

March 8, 2020

This trip was life changing. I can barely put my experience into words. It not only made me more grateful for my life and to appreciate the little things but also has inspired me to use my voice to inspire others to create change as well. Throughout my life I’ve always tried to be kind […]

“This trip was life changing.” -Maille Smith

March 3, 2020

Paraguay was an amazing experience filled with many memories I will cherish forever. I will never forget how much joy I was able to create with each backpack I delivered and the smiles I received from the girls as we played soccer. The trip opened my eyes to how a common interest can unite all […]

“Memories I cherish forever.” Penny Murphy

March 3, 2020

As I traveled to Paraguay for Thanksgiving and came back it was an unforgettable experience that will never be forgotten. It is so hard to put into words my experience. It was such an eye-opening trip especially coming from such a privileged area Pleasanton California, where I live. Just to see the living conditions they […]

“I will never forget the joy on their faces.” Aly Marzocco

March 3, 2020

Going on this trip has forever changed my life. It really opened my eyes about how the rest of the world lives and it made me realize how lucky and grateful I am.  Not only did it change my perspective on life but it gave me more motivation to do better and ever since I […]

“I realize how lucky and grateful I am.” Emma Shingler

March 3, 2020

After traveling 6,000 miles to Coronel Bogado, all of the bus and plane rides didn’t seem to matter anymore. Without Girls Soccer Worldwide I wouldn’t have had the chance to see a whole new world in my point of view. Sofia and Maille, Girls Soccer Worldwide Ambassadors in Paraguay.There is something so calming when you […]

“Whole new world in my point of view.” -Sofia Griffen

March 3, 2020

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