EMPOWERING IMMOKALEE'S CHILDREN SINCE 2010
Immokalee is home to one of America's largest migrant communities. Despite working long, hard hours in the agricultural fields, many of Immokalee's families fall below the poverty line. Many children struggle to succeed as they face a language barrier within the classroom while lacking academic support at home.
As a result, many children become discouraged and lose interest in school and lack the confidence to pursue their dreams.
We believe that each child is beautifully unique, and has unlimited potential to change themselves, their community, and the world for the better.
Immokalee Soccer School & Academy is dedicated to empowering each child to succeed through our athletic, academic, and personal development programs.
MORE THAN JUST SOCCER
Since 2010, Immokalee Soccer School & Academy has been empowering the youth of Immokalee through our unique combination of soccer, academic, and personal development programs. Founder Gabriel Mejia founded ISSA from his passion for the game and belief that every child is capable of achieving their dreams, no matter how difficult their situation. Immokalee Soccer School & Academy's programs function with the intention of fostering love, discipline, respect, and a passion for learning within each child. From the soccer field to our individualized mentoring sessions, we challenge Immokalee's youth to live a life of virtue and pursue their dreams.
Immokalee Soccer School & Academy's soccer program is designed to use the sport as an entry point for character building. Crafted by professional soccer player Gabriel Mejia, each session offers Immokalee's youth a positive and constructive environment that challenges each child to give their best effort.
We believe that education is empowering. At Immokalee Soccer School & Academy, we inspire each child to reach their academic goals by fostering a love of learning outside the classroom. From storybooks and crafts for our little ones to our online computer program, ISSA's children have the opportunity to sharpen their skills and find their passion for learning.
Immokalee Soccer School & Academy is proud to offer programs that encourage the personal development of every child. We believe each child has the potential to achieve their dreams and change the world! ISSA hosts a variety of field trips, service projects, girls programs, and other activities that cultivate virtue and character in our members.
"If I could change anything, I would change the way people see this world. I want people to see the importance of life and to always give their best effort at opportunities to be successful"
"I want to be a policeman because I want people to do the right thing"
"If I could change anything in the world, I would spread positivity and start organizations for communities in need"