Youth Icons

Working with CAC has brought coaching education in Sport Development throughout Ghana and has benefited the children greatly.

Coaches Across Continents Impact Numbers

2011 2012 2013
Coaches Taught 100  207  222
Children Impacted 1,000  16,700  13,347
In Community Hours 896  1,152  896
Youth Icons training with CAC in Tamale, Ghana.

Youth Icons training with CAC in Tamale, Ghana.

Youth Icons is a youth oriented not-for-profit organization located in Accra, Ghana. Youth Icons has a great philosophy believing to change their country they must empower the youth and put the responsibility in the youths hands. The goal of Youth Icons is to employ the youth and help them to identify and develop their dreams and own the future. They help expand learning opportunities available to the youth and bring different groups together to form workshops for the people of Ghana. Youth Icons believes that inspiring and empowering the African youth it then allows them to be ready for the challenges that awaits them in their lifetimes. 

Youth Icons promotes development in Education, Environment, Peace and Non violence, and health hoping to inform the new generation on these areas so they are better equipped for the global challenges in the future. Coaches Across Continents have worked with Youth Icons for three years now implementing the GOAL program while working all throughout the country. Youth Icons helps CAC connect with local teachers and coaches throughout the country to share our curriculum to the children throughout Ghana.

In March 2013 we worked in Accra and Kumasi with Youth Icons and Ghana Football Association. We had a great turnout of hundreds of coaches. Some of the coaches in Accra had attended the CAC training session in 2012 and were eager to learn more games. It was our first time in Kumasi and we had many amazing coaches who were learning football for social impact games for the first time.

For past CAC blogs on Youth Icons, please click here: 2011, 2011, 2013

Youth Icons working with young female teams, Eastern Region Ghana.

Youth Icons working with young female teams, Eastern Region Ghana.

2 Comments on “Youth Icons”

  1. Wayne Dominguez November 22, 2012 at 3:46 am #

    Where in Ghana does your program exist? How often? And do u need Tribal permission to host this event?
    And one more question…Puma supports the National Soccer Program do u get any support from them?

    • coachesacrosscontinents November 22, 2012 at 9:33 am #

      Wayne, We run the program in Accra and Tamale with our implementing partner Youth Icons. We do work with the tribal chielfs in Tamale. We also work with Standard Chartered Bank and Liverpool FC to teach their Goal program. We do work with GFA coaches but not with Puma. The next program is in April 2013. Many thanks.

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