Creating a Firm Foundation For At-Risk Youth
Kefa Academy - Fully Sponsored AthletesAll athletes are currently fully sponsored at Kefa Academy.
David seems very serious at first, but once he gets to know you, you get to see that beautiful smile. He's one of our most talented dancers in the academy and has one of the softest spirits.
Jean Baptiste is very intelligent. He's always quick to practice the English he learns with visitors. He is the first to jump in and try anything new whether its origami, salsa dancing, or a new english song.
Emile was a leader and protector on the streets. It has been so fun to see him get to become a kid again at the academy and to joke and laugh. He loves school and does quite well at it.
Amos is the glue that held our youngest boys together before the academy. Anyone that meets him is .drawn to his energy and personality. He has a mixture of youthful exuberance and a maturity that speaks to what he has overcome.
Jean De Dieu
Jeremy is super high energy and funny. At first he seems shy, but that goes away quickly. He loves performing big antics and making funny faces.
Dieudonne is our resident story teller. He really hams up his stories to the delight of everyone in the academy. He is also one of our most talented athletes.
Nana is a soft spoken boy. He is a quiet leader, one who does not stand out, but has a huge impact on the other boys. He has a huge smile, is a dedicated student, a dedicated athlete, and an all around positive influence on everyone at the academy.
Rachid loves inventing weird dance moves and doing impersonations of the staff. He's one of the first ones to invent crazy games and to drag his friends into joining. He is a catalyst of fun.
Claude AKA Masta
Jaques likes to sit back and observe at first. He has really grown at the academy. He is one of the first to forgive when someone wrongs him.
Etienne is a goal keeper on the field and off the field can often be found creating many types of creative competitions for himself and his teammates. After winning, or losing, he will declare 'I AM THE CHAMPION.'
Kefa Academy - GraduatesAcademy Athletes graduate after either finishing high school or vocational training school. They then enter into a one year transitional program. In addition, for those attending university we provide college scholarships. For more information, click here.
Olivier is one the leaders and spokesmen of all the boys at the academy. He is extremely talented at English and can even translate English now. He is a fearless goal keeper. He gives other athletes wise advice and pushes them to be better people.
Eric is a bright young athlete who works hard, shares his faith with the community, and loves those younger than him well. We found him initially on the streets.
Gatari is one of the strongest boys at the academy. He was formerly a 'Marine', boys that lived on the streets and were known for their toughness and even for diving into raging waters in rainy season to retrieve things for small amounts of money.
Theoneste is a boy who has grown a ton in confidence since beginning in the academy. He was one of the quieter and smaller boys when he entered the academy, but has really thrived there and found his voice. He also has shown an ability to take care of some of the boys who are not as confident.
Vama is the showman of the academy. He is an incredible dancer and has a big personality. His favorite teams are Chelsea (The Blues!) and Rayon Sport and he is quite a passionate fan. He is a gifted student.
Here Is What Each Sponsorship Level Provides
- Athlete's Education Costs
- Athlete's Medical Coverage
- Athlete's Clothing
- Athlete's Monthly Food
- Athlete's Monthly Hygiene Needs
- Athlete's Housing
- 2 Full Time Coaches
- Opportunities To Play Matches
- English Immersion Program
- Everything listed in other sponsorship levels
- Plus all of the small nuts and bolts required to keep the academy running smoothly to see lives transformed