Athletes Without Borders is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of initiatives that cultivate youth empowerment. Through the efforts of our athlete mentors, community leaders, and volunteers we strive to create programs that reinforce the importance of young people making healthy decisions for today and for their tomorrows.
STEM & SPORTS program AT Massachusetts institute of technology (MIT)
On July 9th we kicked off our first, STEM & Sports Summer Program at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Our students are spending their mornings learning how to code, reinforcing math concepts, writing english language arts projects, and building small scale engineering projects. In the afternoons, our students are receiving sports lessons in soccer, fencing, swimming and yoga.
We are really proud of this program and we are truly thankful to all of our collaborating partners. For more information regarding our program and our progress this summer, follow AWB's blog for the latest!
TROPIC BOWL 8 Recap
We want to thank all of the participants, players, volunteers and sponsors for this year's tropic bowl. We had another successful event and this year was bigger than ever!
Boston Voyager interview
Boston Voyager magazine recently interviewed our Director of Programs and Operations, Alix Holder. In the interview they spoke about how Athletes Without Borders got our start and they also spoke about some of our current programs and initiatives throughout the Greater Boston Area.
You can read the interview by clicking here.
Also, special thanks goes out to our Boston team for all of their great work so far this year!
Marc Monestime, Elisha Farley, Farrah Jean, Madelyn Murphy and Colby Emmons
Our New Logo
Athletes Without Borders was in desperate need of a new logo and brand identity. So, in March we reached out to our friends at 99Designs and kicked off a design contest...
We are really excited to introduce our new logo… finally! Thank you to everyone involved in the process of helping up create/design/edit... and re-edit. And we want to offer another special thanks goes 99Designs for working with us to kick off our contest.
We also want to offer a special...special thanks (yes, thats a double thanks) to our contest Designer, Fitri (also known as wulandaruart) for working with us and filtering all of our crazy thoughts to create our beautiful new logo!
HOUR OF CODING WORKSHOP
Athletes Without Borders is proud to announce a new partnership with Microsoft and their Youth Spark initiative. From basic digital literacy to advanced computer science concepts, we are providing Hour of Coding workshops that give kids a hands-on tutorials that are providing them with the digital skills that are often out of reach for the young people who need them most.
We will continue to host these workshops over the next couple of months, so if you’re interested you can add your name to our mailing list for a heads up for future events and you can also take a look at our event page here.
We are happy to announce that Athletes Without Borders is participating in the AmazonSmile Foundation program. You can now shop on Amzon and Support AWB, click here to learn more: AWB & AmazonSmile
See our latest blog post
We plan to tackle a variety of topics in our blog postings related to current events in the news that range the Sports and S.T.E.A.M spectrum. We also plan on sharing details and insights that we've discovered from our various programs and outreach initiatives. To our latest post, you can take a look at our blog page here.