Squads Abroad is a 501c3 non-profit organization under our parent company Global Brigades, a Platinum Level Guidestar member for Financial Transparency. Since 2004, our organization has collectively mobilized more than 70,000 international volunteers to help resolve global health and economic disparities around the world.

International Impact with Squads Abroad and the Boulder Soccer Girls

Written by Erik Werner

On August 8, 2019

Team Bonding with Squads Abroad!

Do you ever feel like your sports team or club needs a team bonding activity to solidify the teamwork skills between members? Squads Abroad has you covered with opportunities to travel abroad, all while making an impact!

Recently, a group of soccer girls from Boulder, Colorado returned from their trip to Panama after making an impact in the community of La Candelaria. They embarked on a Global Education Squad to improve the infrastructure in a local schools.

A school teacher from La Calendaria told us about the impact that this group of girls made on them and the school:

“I feel very happy and grateful for all the help [that the] Squads group has given us in our school decorating and renovating our classroom leaving it so cute and interactive for our children and for their donation of books.” -Candelaria School Teacher

The coordinator of the Boulder Soccer Girls explained her thoughts about working with this group by saying:

“Working as a coordinator of the Squads Boulder Soccer Girls was a privilege due to their dedication and commitment to help the Candelaria school, working in an orderly and productive way all the time and having the collaboration of the community members of Candelaria.” -Karla Hernández

We are so proud of the work and impact that the Boulder Soccer Girls made! Not only were there always enough resources to carry out the impact, but this squad was definitely a success because the community members were grateful and always willing to help, making our impact through a sustainable partnership.

Squads Abroad wants to see you and your team or school group on a Squad soon! We have options of squads impact types that you can go on, so you can make an impact in the way that interests your group the most! We offer a Global Education Squad that focuses on improving infrastructure, a Global Health Squad that focuses on public health and sanitation and a Global STEM Squad that focuses on engineering and increased access to clean water.

Want to learn more about what your group can do to make a sustainable impact? Go to squads.ngo to sign up or get in touch with us by filling out this form!

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Squads are passionate groups of volunteers who mobilize abroad to create positive change. Each Squad type has a skill-based focus area that support the education, health and economic development objectives of community partners. Faculty choose their dates, duration (typically 1-2 weeks), and their site location from one of our six program countries.
 
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Squads are passionate groups of volunteers who mobilize abroad to create positive change. Each Squad type has a skill-based focus area that support the education, health and economic development objectives of community partners. Faculty choose their dates, duration (typically 1-2 weeks), and their site location from one of our six program countries.

Squads Abroad is a 501c3 non-profit organization under our parent company Global Brigades, a Platinum Level Guidestar member for Financial Transparency. Since 2004, our organization has collectively mobilized more than 70,000 international volunteers to help resolve global health and economic disparities around the world.