Asylee, immigrant and refugee youth are welcome and valued.
For the past ten years, Rooklyn International Football Association has provided a space where asylee, immigrant and refugee youth can connect with their peers in a safe and supportive environment. Our youth participants have been able to develop their soccer, language and leadership skills through their participation in our program.
We achieve our mission to empower asylee, immigrant and refugee youth through soccer and mentorship by providing a positive space where our youth participants can connect with their peers in a safe and supportive environment to develop their soccer, language, and leadership skills.
With support from our donors and sponsors, RIFA will continue to sustain an environment that fosters those skills and expand our programs to serve additional youth.
Our support network and a safe environment allow our team to pursue our goals.
RIFA strives to sustain an environment that fosters the spirit of our mission for current program participants and endeavors to expand the program to serve additional youth.
In addition to helping youth improve their skills on the soccer field, we rely on five strategies — mentorship, graduated leadership, clinics & seasonal tournaments, team-building activities and community service — to build and sustain a strong social support network.
The support network and safe environment allow our team to pursue the following four goals:
Promote Healthy Living
Develop Leadership Skills
Instill a Sense of Accountability
Encourage Life-Long Civic Engagement