MLS joins forces with National Coalition of 100 Black Women for Black History Month discussion board

A panel that features MLS executives and soccer business officers is set for the upcoming “Kickin’ It 100” discussion board on Monday, Feb. 22 as a part of Major League Soccer’s partnership with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Included (NCBW).

Through the discussion board, center and highschool Black ladies who’re desirous about soccer can have the chance to ask the panelists questions on their skilled pathway and present roles.

In September, MLS introduced a partnership with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, a non-profit volunteer group for Black ladies. Along with a monetary dedication, MLS will collaborate with NCBW to develop long-term programming with a spotlight on workforce and management improvement and well being and wellness initiatives.

The partnership’s major focus is to supply alternatives by way of soccer for Black ladies and ladies. NCBW believes the collaboration will enhance well being by way of soccer; foster constructive experiences, constructive self-perception and self-respect; encourage excellence in schooling; present alternatives for publicity and create future leaders.

“We’re so excited about our partnership with Major League Soccer,” NCBW national president Virginia W. Harris said in a launch. “We have now greater than 3,300 members in 61 chapters across the country that perceive the ability of collaboration. This excellent alternative will permit us to continue our mission of touching the lives and hearts of these we serve on the subject of well being, schooling and financial empowerment.”

Goals of the partnership embody:

  • Expose ladies (center and highschool) to life alternatives by way of soccer. Classes ought to combine well being, schooling, management and alternatives to pursue lifelong goals.
  • Companion with native soccer coaches (center college to varsity) and combine discussions on the steps to leveraging soccer to extend participation by Black ladies, enhance well being, present instructional alternatives and pursue lifelong goals.


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