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Fighting Isolation

In the midst of ever changing social mores, Sergio understood that one thing remained constant: the impact of the BWAB San Antonio Team remains vital.

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CHAIN OF LOVE

It was my first semester at the University of North Georgia, and I was looking for a place to volunteer in the university’s volunteer fair. When I got to Boy With a Ball (BWAB)’s table, I met these two wonderful women that were asking so many questions about me, and that showed so much love for what they did.

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THE STORY OF TWO GIRLS AND A SLUM

The powerful story of Mila, Rosie, Samara and the Precario.

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A SMALL FAMILY MAKING A BIG IMPACT

How an architect, a lawyer and a little boy are transforming Nicaragua.

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Jocelyn's Story

In the first few days of 2007, a young woman named Jocelyn, in her early twenties, came running out of the El Triangulo squatters settlement where she lived in San Jose, Costa Rica holding a crumpled list of school supplies in her hand...

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AND TODAY, I AM ALIVE!

Years ago, Boy With a Ball’s first team in San Antonio, Texas met a young woman in foster care named Evelin. Evelin was a beautiful girl with a fiery personality and impeccable sense of humor.

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HEALING AT THE TUTORING CENTER

We met Evan toward the beginning of our time in Sarah Court. He has always been fun and full of energy. We’d always drop in and say hi to Evan and his family, and he eventually began coming to tutoring.

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THE DENTISTS WHO FIX TEETH & LIFT HEARTS

Boy with a ball teams again with Michigan dental ministry to provide clinic in Managua.

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF GIFT

On Atlanta’s West side, a young woman gripped by a world of pleasure, fast money, and exotic dancing stands at the door to the room in which she sleeps and works. She’s come back from ending her second pregnancy.

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REMEMBERING JOSH

Honoring the life of Josh Woodruff, key member of BWAB community.

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FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF HISTORIC DORCHESTER

There were once eight people in the Boston neighborhood of Historic Dorchester when it was founded in 1630. This small group of Puritans were key figures in the founding of the nation.

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ABOUT ATLANTA, OUR HOME

It was 2013 when Boy With a Ball Global found a new home in metro Atlanta, a city unique in its identity. Atlanta, known as the city in the forest, home to the world’s largest airport, a major film industry, a place for artists, for athletes, for families, for many, became home to us, too.

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BRIDGING THE LANGUAGE GAP

Bridges free us from the burden of gaps. They help us cross barriers that would otherwise hinder our ability to progress.

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BERKMAR STUDENTS’ INCREASING VELOCITY

An abundantly exciting time at Boy With a Ball, we, the Atlanta Team, are coming into our second month of the Velocity program for Berkmar High School. Velocity is a fun, relational mentoring program that pairs high school students with middle school students.

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NO TIME FOR FIRST DAY JITTERS

The heat was unbearable. There were nineteen of us crowded under a tent for shade; Amari was sitting on top of me with Kimberly and Giselle sitting on either side. It added to the heat.

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WHAT IF BIG THINGS CAME FROM SMALL MOMENTS?

Sometimes I think that impact is only in the big things: moments of revival, providing water sources to those who don’t have them, rebuilding shanties for families without a roof over their heads. Those things are beautiful. They are necessary.

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GROWING PAINS

The first summer camp we did was for the Covenant Life Church children as well as children in the community. The week was full of fun, games, teams activities, and chapel time. The love, fun, and peace created a wonderful atmosphere that caused kids to want to come back.

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SEEKING: WORLD-CHANGERS

Boy With a Ball is seeking out a handful of passionate, gifted and skilled individuals who deeply desire to change the world by reaching and developing young people.

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LOVE YOUR CITY TRIPS

The mission hasn’t changed…the missionary movement has. Love your city trips powerfully impact the world while setting your church up to transform your own community

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EL NINO Y LA BOLA NICARAGUA IS BORN

In late 2009, the families of nine students made contact with Boy With a Ball’s Regional Director Josue Garcia looking for a way to keep their high-achieving young people in school. Difficult weather had left these families without the crops they need to survive and, as a result, trying to feed each person in the house had become their central challenge.

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BOY WITH A BALL’S PRIORITIES DURING COVID-19

As the global health community and the world come together to face the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to reach out and inform you of how Boy With a Ball is responding in this challenging time. Each decision we make is being guided by our commitment to putting the well-being of youth, their families, and their communities at the center of our work.

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