Sport is more than a game—it is an effective tool for promoting mutual understanding, social inclusion, gender equity, economic development, health and leadership. Partners uses sport as a vehicle to break down barriers, tackle pressing social challenges and promote peace in some of our hemisphere’s most dangerous neighborhoods.

  • 14,000+ youth served
  • 95+ organizations trained to use the A Ganar methodology
  • 21 countries
  • 160+ sport leader exchanges
  • 45 community development grants awarded

A Ganar

A Ganar uses lessons from the field of play to help at-risk youth, including dropouts and youth targeted by gangs, to develop life skills and marketable job skills. Through sport, youth learn the importance of focus, teamwork, commitment, perseverance, and more. 

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Sport-Based International Exchanges

Sport leaders have the power to change lives. Our sport-based exchanges equip coaches, administrators and athletes to be effective leaders, promote mutual understanding across borders, and achieve positive changes within their communities.

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Past Programs

Department of State supported programs promote two-way exchanges for sport-for-development practitioners between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Asegurando la Educación

The Asegurando la Educación capitalizes on the opportunity that schools provide to establish a culture of non-violence, inclusion, and respect among youth

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