Coaches Across Continents is a global leader in the sport for social impact movement. Community based organizations from 95 countries have requested partnerships with Coaches Across Continents, enabling them to utilize their year-round strategic resources to Design, Develop, and Implement sustainable sport for Social Impact programs and focus on local issues such as: female empowerment, including gender equity; conflict prevention, including social inclusion; health and wellness, including HIV/AIDS behavior change; child rights; vital life skills; and fun.
Their key to success is a unique Self-Directed Learning model that educates people to identify, address, and solve problems specific to their communities. We mentor organizations and empower communities to question harmful traditional, cultural, and religious practices; responsibly choose their own futures; and create sustainable change.
We envision the day when all governments, corporations, foundations, schools, and communities have the skills to use sport as a social impact tool and make the choice to do so.
ASK For Choice is the CAC’s female empowerment initiative which will enhance personal and community responsibility and produce locally owned and relevant gender equity initiatives. CAC’s strategic year-round mentorship on curriculum and policy development will bring gender policies to life throughout communities by generating pathways to advance women’s and girls’ participation, leadership and rights in and through sport.Women’s and girls’ rights are violated daily. Cultural norms and traditional stereotypes restrict their choices. Violence and harmful practices against them continue despite international treaties and protective legal documents. Where laws exist, they are frequently not enforced or brought to life. Global conflict is exacerbating the situation as refugee women and girls are particularly vulnerable to violence, exploitation and denial of their human rights.
Through ‘ASK for Choice’, Coaches Across Continents will create an environment for the progression of Attitudes towards girls’ education and gender roles; the development of Skills for female leadership and problem solving; and the increase in Knowledge of gender policies. This will lead to girls’ and women’s rights, educational, employment, entrepreneurial, financial, and health choices.