• Reclaim Childhood

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Mailing address:  

58 Day Street #441168

Somerville, MA 02144

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Program Overview

Coach Clinics

RC trains local women ages 21+ in coaching skills they can take back into the community. We train in hard athletics, such as sprints and drills, but we also teach soft skills such as nutrition, breathing exercises, and working with youth in trauma, and office skills such as excel spreadsheets and CV writing. Our coaches go on to manage every aspect of their teams, from the logistics to player recruitment to the on-field plan. For most of our coaches, this is their first job, and they become the primary breadwinners in their families.

RC runs 14-week athletic seasons twice a year, serving 10+ neighborhoods in Amman and Zarqa with our after school athletics programming. This is our bread and butter: led by our trained local coaches, girls come to practice to meet new friends, find new mentors, overcome trauma, and use sports as a catharsis in their new country. RC leagues alternate between soccer, basketball, and ultimate frisbee, and our players have also experimented with skateboarding, squash, and rugby!

Mother Daughter Days

For special days each season, we invite the moms to come play with us, too! Having the moms at practice helps them see where their daughters play, so they can understand and trust RC in action. They also participate in some fierce relay races, and mother-daughter soccer games!

Qudrati means "my ability," and that's the name of our teen program! RC players ages 13-18 get their own practice space once a week to practice advanced drills and games, and meet in a classroom on weekends to talk about issues in their lives and communities. The goal: To build strong young leadership, both on and off the playing field.

RC offers four weeks of summer athletics camp programming in underserved neighborhoods of Amman and Zarqa. Summer camp keeps our girls engaged during their school break and breaks their summer isolation. We're joined each summer by interns and volunteers from around the world.