A lot of people ask my why I do what I do. Why did I leave the US to move to a 3rd world country? Why did I leave a nice job in the Senate to go work in an area that is unpredictable and sometimes dangerous? Sometimes it’s hard to put into words why I do what I do… and then it’s not.
Last night I was invited to the US Ambassador to Guatemala’s residence for a reception with the Jack Brewer Foundation Global Ambassadors and others who work with at-risk youth using sports intervention.
I have been working alongside an organization, Champions in Action, that utilizes the nation’s love of soccer to work with at-risk youth and connect them with mentors who in turn are able to invest in the lives of the youth. In the past we have worked with the US embassy on several occasions. They support our vision of change through sports and have helped us in the past to host clinics with current and former soccer coaches and athletes.