Inti Soccer Academy of Manchester, Ltd. Strategic Plan May 5, 2009
Table of ContentsTable of Contents..................................................................................................................................... 2Executive Summary ................................................................................................................................ 3Mission ..................................................................................................................................................... 6 Mission Statement:.............................................................................................................................. 6 Why “Inti”? ......................................................................................................................................... 6 Why “Soccer”? .................................................................................................................................... 6 Why an “Academy”? .......................................................................................................................... 6 Why the City of Manchester, NH?..................................................................................................... 7Principal Objectives...............................................................................................................................11Phases of Development ......................................................................................................................... 13Organizational Structure...................................................................................................................... 17Program Outline ................................................................................................................................... 19 Soccer Program ................................................................................................................................. 19 Education Program........................................................................................................................... 22Directors and Officers of the Corporation ......................................................................................... 24Financial Sustainability Overview....................................................................................................... 27 Partners, Grantors, and Sponsors ................................................................................................... 28Measurements of Success ..................................................................................................................... 31Projected Three Year Budget ............................................................................................................... 34
Executive Summary The enclosed strategic plan for Inti Soccer Academy of Manchester, Ltd., provides the mission,principal objectives, organizational structure, phases of development, projected budget, and the shortand long-term financial sustainability plan of the Academy. A certified non-profit corporation in the State of New Hampshire, Inti Soccer Academy isorganized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. As New Hampshire’s representative ofthe nationwide Urban Soccer Collaborative, its primary mission is to serve the underprivileged youth ofthe City of Manchester by establishing an intensive and rigorous soccer academy, with supportingeducational services, within the most economically distressed region of the inner-city. In addition, byproviding attractive recreational and club-level soccer opportunities, as well as elite academy trainingwith exceptional trainers, the Academy also intends to draw participants from the surrounding suburbs,thereby assisting in the breakdown of the different economic, racial, and ethnic divisions separating theurban and suburban communities. There exists a dearth of quality athletic programming in the inner-city of Manchester. This isunfortunate since, as indicated in the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) Report forthe City of Manchester in 2005, the need for such organizations in the inner-city is at its greatest. Thecity’s vast expansion of its immigrant population, including refugees relocated to Manchester by thenational refugee relocation program, have only increased the number of children living in poverty (thehighest in the state). These children are afflicted with disproportionately high rates of linguistic,educational, health, and other socio-economic difficulties, putting them at high risk for drug andalcohol abuse, criminal behavior, prostitution, and other forms of delinquency. While quality athleticprograms are only one part of the answer to this problem, the lack of such programs in the inner-city isnonetheless deplorable. Several of the few remaining athletic organizations in the inner-city (e.g., aseasonal recreational soccer program, and a youth lacrosse program) have recently relocated theirevents and activities across the river to the west side, a location that is virtually inaccessible to theinner-city children. At the moment of Inti Soccer Academy’s founding, there are no longer anyorganized soccer programs in the inner-city beyond the recreational level; yet, ironically, because of thelarge concentrations of immigrant children in that region, the passion and talent for soccer is strongerthan for any other sport. At any given moment of the day during non-school hours, one will findimmigrant children playing unstructured soccer in the public parks of the inner-city, children whowould stand to benefit greatly from quality soccer training and programming. However, all such qualitytraining in the region occurs outside of the city (Seacoast, Bedford, Tritown, Hooksett, etc.), and isunaffordable to, and unreachable by, these immigrant, refugee, and city youth who desperately desire todevelop their soccer skills. The specific needs of Manchester’s immigrant and refugee population notwithstanding, all ofManchester’s children would benefit from the existence of a high-quality soccer program close tohome. One notable reason for this can be found in two additional recent studies, one by the City ofManchester Department of Health, and the other by the Foundation for Healthy Communities, in whichit was discovered that Manchester’s youth (not unlike their peers across the nation) suffer from aworrisome obesity problem, caused primarily by poor diet and lack of exercise. In response, IntiSoccer Academy intends to do its small part in making it possible for Manchester’s children to simply“go out and play” in a healthy, safe environment. Whether these children walk, bike, bus, or areotherwise transported to the Academy’s facility, Inti Academy intends to make its daily free “pick-up”
soccer games, “street soccer” tournaments, practices, and training clinics affordable, accessible, and funfor the thousands of Manchester youth who reside near its fields. The Academy is structured so as to provide soccer activities and training as its core program.At its maturity, the soccer program will serve male and female, skilled and unskilled, young and old,wealthy and poor. In doing so, it will become an integral part of the inner-city community and thegreater Manchester metropolitan region. The highest level of soccer training will be comparable to thevery best national and international academy programs, and will prepare qualified youths for collegiatescholarship opportunities and pre-professional play. This elite training will, however, be supplementedby age-appropriate club-level teams competing in the region, an apprentice program for youngchildren, and an extensive recreational program for youths and adults (including evening adultleagues). As indicated, the recreational program will also feature weekly pick-up soccer games,monthly 3v3 “street soccer futsal tournaments,” and periodic camps and clinics. All will be welcome toparticipate at some level in Inti’s soccer activities. Partners for this soccer programming include theU.S. Soccer Federation, Urban Soccer Collaborative, and U.S. Youth Soccer, and potential partnersinclude the New Hampshire Soccer Association, the Olympic Development Program, local Clubprograms, and professional MLS teams. Because many of these organizations are desperate to extendtheir support and influence into the inner cities, they are more than happy to provide funding,equipment, and coaches to assist Inti Academy in its work in the urban community of Manchester. As is detailed by the enclosed mission and organizational plan, the core soccer program will besupported by a wide variety of educational support services. These support services, including EnglishLanguage classes, tutoring sessions, homework periods, leadership workshops, and cultural activities,will be conducted in collaboration with local elementary, secondary, and higher education institutionssuch as Beech Street Elementary School, Hillside Junior High, Manchester Central High School, andSaint Anselm College. Partnership with these institutions will provide Inti Soccer Academy withphysical resources (classroom space, textbooks, notebooks, writing utensils), curricula, and personnel(e.g., teachers, tutors, volunteers from Saint Anselm’s Meelia Center) to conduct and coordinate theseeducational services. The goal of these support services will be to provide all participating childrenwith the intellectual development, character development, and life-skills that will enable them toachieve some measure of educational and career success, and ultimately a good life (regardless of theirsoccer skills). In short, Inti Soccer Academy will become a “second home” for these children and theirfamilies. As a well-organized institution of the highest mission and integrity, Inti will be a communityresource as well as a formidable, nationally recognized, soccer training facility. In regards to its facilities, the long-term goals of Inti Soccer Academy include the building ofsuitable indoor and outdoor facilities on a strategically located parcel of land in the inner-city, at whichit could provide the variety of levels of soccer and educational programming described in this plan.The planning of this facility (including its location) is at present being vigorously pursued inpartnership with the city. Officers and Directors of the Academy are in discussion with the ManchesterParks, Recreation, and Cemetery Department, as well as city Aldermen, to designate an appropriatevenue. Funding for the planning and construction of this facility will be obtained through grants fromvarious foundations and fundraising efforts. In the short-term, Inti Soccer Academy will begin by offering accessible soccer activities on acity park or field for the inner-city youth in 2009, especially during the summer months—whenorganized soccer activity is virtually non-existent in the city. These soccer activities would includesupervised “pick-up” soccer games, small-sided soccer tournaments, soccer clinics run by professionaltrainers, and a summer soccer camp free of charge for economically disadvantaged families. Fall and
winter training sessions in 2009 will be held on a city field, and in indoor facilities outside the city(transportation for inner-city children will be provided). Inti Academy players will also participate inlocal and out-of-state soccer tournaments during the fall, winter and spring of 2009-10, and in weekendscrimmages on Inti’s home field. Finally, the Academy will organize its own tournaments to be hostedon city fields, provided such fields are made available. Funding for these short-term goals will beobtained through various fund-raising efforts, including grants as well as donations from bothindividuals and local businesses. In order to sustain these short-term and long-term goals, as described by the enclosedsustainability plan and budget, Inti Soccer Academy will pursue a three-phase development. In thefirst phase (1-2 years), it will rely heavily upon charitable donations for 57% of its funding, and theremaining revenue will be obtained from fee-related income (43%). A significant portion of thesecharitable donations will be drawn from the Academy’s “Sponsor a Child” program, which will allowindividual donors to be matched with a needy child, and thereby fund the child’s participation in theAcademy’s soccer and academic programs for the period of one year. In the second phase (2-3 years),as it expands its operations and becomes more established, the Academy will begin to draw incomefrom grants (33%) provided by foundations (both private and public) sympathetic to the Academy’smission. These include foundations aimed at, variously, assisting immigrant and refugee families,reducing childhood obesity rates, and prevention of teenage crime and drug use, to name just a few. Inthis second phase, the Academy will maintain the strength of its child-sponsorship program (21%), butwill increase its reliance on its night-time leagues, tournaments, and related fees for the remainingrevenue (46%). In the third phase (3+ years), Inti Soccer Academy will generate 50% of its incomefrom sustainable revenue such as league registration fees, membership, and workshop and clinic fees,and rely on donations (18%) and grants (32%) for the remainder. In future years, Inti intends tocontinue this trend of increasing the proportion of its income generated from sustainable revenue, anddecreasing its reliance upon grants and donations. However, the latter may always be necessary inorder for the Academy to continue to fulfill its mission of serving the economically disadvantagedpopulation of the inner-city. While this plan is subject to modification and revision as circumstances change, and as newinsight is gleaned from the initial work of the Academy, the Board of Directors is confident that theenclosed plan will serve as an excellent working template for the birth and growth of Inti SoccerAcademy of Manchester, Ltd.
Inti Soccer Academy of Manchester: MissionMission Statement: Inti Soccer Academy seeks to serve the disadvantaged youth of Manchester, NH by establishingan intensive and rigorous soccer academy, with supporting educational services, within the mostdistressed region of the inner-city.Why “Inti”? The name “inti” reflects the Bolivian heritage of several of the Academy’s founders, one ofwhom founded the famed inner-city Tahuichi Academy in Santa Cruz. The Tahuichi Academy achievedworld-wide renown for giving the underprivileged youth of Bolivia the opportunity to be successful inlife through soccer and life-skill training. The name Inti is the Incan word for the sun or, morespecifically, for the Incan deity that is the source of light, life, understanding, vitality and growth. IntiSoccer Academy intends to brighten the lives of the children of the inner-city families that are sufferinghardship. The name reflects the fact that Inti Soccer is not just “another” soccer program, but is aprogram designed to bring light to the darkest, most forgotten corners of the inner-city, and to enablethe growth of the mind, body and spirit of Manchester’s most disadvantaged youth.Why “Soccer”? While many sports might benefit the inner-city youth, soccer has been chosen not only becauseit is a passion of all of the Academy’s founding members, but it is the sport best suited to the racial andethnic make-up of the city and can serve as an appropriate vehicle for the growth and development ofboth troubled and well-adjusted youth. As noted below, Manchester has experienced a wave ofimmigrants from Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Africa, as well as from a great many other partsof the world, and most of these ethic peoples have a native passion for soccer. Whether originally fromLiberia or Bosnia, Vietnam or Mexico, these inner-city Manchester families can understand and enjoythe game of soccer together. Soccer is, one might say, the lingua franca of the entire world.Why an “Academy”? As an Academy, Inti treats soccer not simply as a recreational sport, or a source of communitystrength, but as an art. Like piano, ballet, pottery, sculpting, archery, and any other art, soccer requiresintense commitment, discipline, concentration, and practice under the tutelage of a master. In this way,Inti Soccer Academy intends to use the soccer field as a crucible in order to transform children intosuccessful adults. The fire of determination, hard-work, and self-sacrifice that is required to master thegame of soccer, in combination with a sense of teamwork and fair play, can strengthen the energy,mental focus, and character of children in such a way as to enable them to be successful in whateverendeavor they choose. Inti Soccer Academy will require its academy-level players to practice five daysa week under professional soccer trainers (with one hour per day in the classroom for academic work),achieve satisfactory marks in school, practice good hygiene and diet, and demonstrate good behavior.Club-level, and apprentice participants will train at a slightly less vigorous schedule, but one that isappropriate for their age and skill-level. Coaches, trainers, and educators involved in the program will
look after the whole person of all Inti players, as is consistent with the Academy’s mission.Why the City of Manchester, NH?As indicated below, Inti Soccer Academy intends to establish its facility and permanent base ofoperation within the most economically disadvantaged region of the City of Manchester.
The plight of Manchester’s inner-city children is demonstrated by the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) Report prepared for the City of Manchester in 2005. In accordance with Housing and Urban Development guidelines, in 2005 Manchester (population circa 109,000) designated a significant portion of its inner-city as a Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area, i.e., an area experiencing unusually high poverty rates, crime rates, housing problems, and serious health needs. This disadvantaged community was once designated in 1995 as a federal Enterprise Community; however, despite some successes that have come from that designation, the area has grown geographically and demographically due to what the report describes as “a new wave of urban poor immigrating into the community.” As indicated in the chart below, the number of Manchester’s residents under 18 years of age living below 100% of the poverty level has increased from 12.6 % in 1990 to 15% in 2000, and to an estimated 24.9 % in 2007. This huge increase is due in part to the nationwide economic downturn, local economic conditions (e.g., the closing or departure of major employers such as Tyson Foods), and in part to an influx of low-income families (especially families from neighboring Massachusetts who have relocated to Manchester to take advantage of the comparatively cheap housing costs). Percent of Manchester Families and Residents Living Below 100% of the Poverty Threshold, 1990, 2000 and 2007 Estimate 1990 U.S. 2000 U.S. 2007 American Census Census Community SurveyAll Families 6.3% 7.7% 11.9% 9.9% 12.3% 20.2% With Related Children Under 18YearsWith Related Children Under 5 Years 14.3% 17.2% 25.5%OnlyAll People 9.0% 10.6% 14.0% Under 18 Years 12.6% 15.0% 24.9% Source: Anna J. Thomas, MPH, Deputy Public Health Director,, City of Manchester Department of Health Because Manchester is a designated refugee relocation center, this new wave of immigrants includes political refugees and emigrants from foreign countries (4,500 in the period of 1995-2005)--many of them from underdeveloped nations such as Liberia, Somalia, and Sudan. Indeed, according to the U.S. Census, the foreign-born population in the City of Manchester had grown to 9.4% in year 2000, and that percentage has almost certainly increased over the last nine years. In addition to typical economic and social challenges faced by urban poor, these immigrants and refugees suffer from acute cultural assimilation difficulties.
In the school year 2007-08, there were 16,309 school-age children in the City of Manchester, ofwhich a full 36% were documented as economically disadvantaged (5,920 were enrolled infree/reduced cost school lunch programs).1 The Beech Street Elementary School, the district in whichInti Soccer Academy intends to base its operations, has roughly 90% of its children enrolled infree/reduced cost school lunch programs.2 A significant number of these and other disadvantagedchildren in Manchester are recent immigrants. One indicator of this is that the English as a SecondLanguage Program (ESL) has a present enrollment of roughly 1500 children (roughly 9%).3 Another isthat Manchester Central High School teaches students from over 60 different countries, who speak over30 different languages. Whether it is because of this high number of immigrants for whom culturalassimilation is a serious challenge, or because of Manchester’s disproportionately high number ofeconomically disadvantaged children, Manchester has a significantly higher drop out percentage thanthat of the State (Manchester’s 4-year cumulative is 17.9 %, whereas New Hampshire’s is 9.7%).4 Inthe inner-city, this problem is magnified, as is indicated by the following table of annual rates ofpercentage drop-out, post-high-school employment, and college acceptance: Inner-city Manchester State % Dropouts (07/08 SY) 5.20% 4.90% 2.50% Post HS Employment 17% 19% 17.50% College Acceptance Rate (06/07 SY) 46% 52% 53.10% Source: US Census Estimation for 2007-08In addition to these economic and educational problems, these low-income children often live in sub-standard housing, receive inadequate nutrition, and are subject to higher rates of juvenile delinquency. Finally, it should be noted that all of Manchester’s children stand in need of an additional high-quality athletic program that is accessible and affordable. A 2005 report by the City of ManchesterDepartment of Health found that an astonishing 39% of Manchester’s first graders were overweight,and a full 19% were obese (this was only slightly more startling than a subsequent study by theFoundation for Healthy Communities, which reported that 32.8% of New Hampshire’s children ages 6-12 were afflicted with the same problem).5 Of course, when compared to the national averages, theseManchester statistics are not so surprising, since in 2005-06, as noted by a study published in theJournal of the American Medical Association, 30.1% of children (aged 2-19) nationwide had a bodymass index (BMI) above 85% (i.e., were overweight or obese).6 All the experts agree that inactivityand poor eating habits are the main culprits here. In short, like many of our children nationwide,Manchester’s children are in dire need of our help in providing healthier exercise and dietary habits.Among other things, they need healthy, supervised spaces to play near their homes, and they needattractive physical activities in those spaces that are available to them not once a week (for an hour at atime), but every day after school, and on weekends as well. The current state of soccer in the City of Manchester is woeful. Due to their expensive fees,1 Anna J. Thomas, MPH, Deputy Public Health Director, City of Manchester Department of Health2 Maureen Richardson, ESL Co-coordinator, Manchester School District3 Ibid.4 Anna J. Thomas, MPH, Deputy Public Health Director, City of Manchester Department of Health5 City of Manchester Department of Health, “Defining Childhood Obesity Among Manchester’s First-graders,” February 24, 2005, cited in The Foundation for Healthy Communities, New Hampshire Childhood Obesity Report (2006).6 Cynthia L. Ogden, PhD; Margaret D. Carroll, MSPH; Katherine M. Flegal, PhD, “High Body Mass Index for Age Among US Children and Adolescents, 2003-06,” JAMA 2008; 299 (20) 2401-2405.
many competitive youth soccer clubs and academies in the Southern New Hampshire region remainunaffordable to the poor. Indeed, perhaps for that reason, with the exception of three older youth travelteams located across the river on the west side, all of the competitive soccer programs in the greaterManchester area are located outside the city (Seacoast, Bedford, Hooksett, Tritown, etc.), renderingthem even more unreachable to the city’s poor. As for recreational soccer, the majority of the programsthat do exist in the city are seasonal ones that, as it happens, are located at the geographical outskirtsand therefore outside the aforementioned distressed region. Moreover, because recreational programsprovide access to soccer for just one or two days a week for a couple months of the year, and rely uponvolunteers and parents for coaching, they are by themselves largely ineffective in developingfundamental soccer skills or a passion for the game of soccer. In sum, Manchester’s underprivilegedchildren, many of them immigrants or ethnicities that love the game of soccer, have virtually no accessto any organized soccer, much less a program that will help them develop talent, confidence, and theability to be successful in life. This is the mission of Inti Soccer Academy of Manchester, Ltd.
Inti Soccer Academy of Manchester, Ltd.: Principal ObjectivesDedicated to children—both male and female—Inti Soccer Academy will employ professionaltrainers and educators to provide multiple levels of soccer training and educational servicesthroughout the year. From recreational soccer and club-level competitive soccer to advancedacademy-level training, supplemented by academic and character development programs,the Academy will benefit city youth in numerous ways. These benefits are the principle goalsof this non-profit organization: I. Teaching soccer skills from basic to advanced levels Similar to international academies such as the Tahuichi Academy in Bolivia, as well as several national programs, Inti Soccer Academy’s highest level training treats soccer as an art requiring master coaches and trainers, and the utmost dedication of its players from an early age. Mastery of soccer’s fundamental skills, techniques, tactics, and strategy, as well as good agility and excellent physical conditioning, will be required. The club-level and apprentice programs will require somewhat less commitment from the players, but will nonetheless be guided by professional trainers, and require weekly practices and clinics for competence in skills and techniques. II. Establishing habits of self-discipline, concentration, and hard-work All levels of soccer and academic training provided by Inti will require players to learn to focus their time, energy and attention on development of their bodies and minds in order to achieve success on the field and in the classroom. As with any discipline, good character is a prerequisite for success. As a result, all of Inti Soccer Academy’s employees and personnel will model good behavior and, with regard to the players themselves, provide care and attention for the whole person, i.e., the development of his or her body, mind and spirit. III. Building confidence and self-esteem in disadvantaged youth Soccer is a sport that demands team-work and skill. As children gain talent and experience playing soccer with one another, no matter how distressed their background, they will gain confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of trustworthiness. This will positively affect their work in school, their home life, and their pursuit of jobs and careers. IV. Providing healthy athletic and fitness activity to counteract childhood obesity
Because of the variety of types of soccer activity offered by Inti after school, during the evenings, on weekends, over holidays, and during the summer, the inner-city children of Manchester who participate in the Academy’s programs will be involved in healthy physical exercise on a daily basis, and year-round. This consistency is essential for the Academy’s success in teaching soccer, but also for developing healthy life-long exercise habits in today’s youth.V. Assisting immigrant and refugee children, and their families, with their integration into the Manchester community. By providing many levels of soccer and educational training activities that will attract inner- and outer-city children, Inti will provide Manchester with a healthy resource to divert its otherwise troubled youths from destructive patterns of behavior, improve the community’s quality of life, and introduce Manchester’s urban youths to their suburban peers. By welcoming mothers and fathers to its adult recreational soccer as well, Inti will strengthen families, and will help integrate the different races, ethnicities, and socio-economic classes of the greater Manchester region.
Inti Soccer Academy of Manchester, Ltd.: Phases of Development Inti Soccer Academy of Manchester Work Plan Phase Activities Accomplishments Target DateOrganization Phase Year 1 Draft and submit Articles of Agreement, receive Non-profit Certification Completed January 2009 Draft organizational By-Laws Completed February 2009 Convene Board of Directors organizational meeting and approve By-Laws Completed February 2009 Open Corporate Bank Accounts (General and Special Funds) Completed March 2009 Plan summer soccer activities and training Completed April 2009 Register with the New Hampshire Department of Justice Completed April 2009 Initiate pick-up soccer in Bronstein Park Completed April 2009 Develop a 3-year strategic plan Completed May 2009 Submit 501(C) 3 to IRS Application in process May 2009 Develop website and logos In Process May 2009 Develop Strategic Plan, with Projected Budget In Process May 2009 Determine field locations for summer soccer programming In Process May 2009
Recruitment of qualified coaches, trainers, and administrators In Process May 2009 Inform City officials of our non-profit work In process May 2009 Meet with potential national, state and local soccer partner organizations In process May-June 2009 Initiate fundraising solicitation on the part of the Board of Directors Fundraising in Process June 15, 2009 Working with City to designate location for permanent facility Sign agreement with City May-June 2009 Secure liability insurance Purchase liability insurance May 2009 Soccer Flyer, E-mails, Spring/summer Advertise Academy activities and training among community members Telephone calls 2009Phase I Year 1 to 2 Accomplishments Target DateImplementation tasks Register Participants and identify Establish Coaching Education Courses Summer 2009 location Hold Academy Grand Opening and Kick-off Event with soccer celebrities Advertise and hold event Fall 2009 Initiate Academy and Apprentice soccer training program for youngsters Select participants Fall 2009 between 7 and 12 years old Establish travel-level teams to compete. Schedule Scrimmages Fall 2009 Offer educational support to Coordinate educational services with local educational institutions Fall 2009 academy participants Identify tournaments for participation of Academy teams Enter tournaments Fall 2009 Expand pick-up soccer and street-soccer tournaments Expand number of participants Fall 2009 Organize Adult Night-Time Leagues Begin League Play Fall 2009 Secure indoor field space for winter training Rent Field Space Winter 2009-10 Secure transportation for travel to indoor field space Rent vans Winter 2009-10 Fund-raising and grant Continue to solicit donations and apply for grants 2009-10 applications Complete Engineering Plan: Complete plan for Inti Soccer Academy complex; Secure land and funding Sign Agreement with City; Spring 2010 Secure Grant Money
Hold scrimmages and tournaments on home-field with teams invited to Spring-Summer Schedule and hold events Manchester to compete 2010 Continue collaborations with Local, State, and National Soccer Partner Contact Partners and Update 2009-10 Organizations with Academy Progress Hold Summer Camp Schedule/Advertise Camp Summer 2010 Expand Academy training program, Apprentice program, and Club teams Increase number of participants Fall 2010 Continue to increase staff of qualified coaches and trainers for Academy Hire and train staff 2010-11 Increase revenue from tournament and membership fees to 43% of gross Increase Revenue Spring 2011 income Develop Financial Aid formula for distinguishing low-income children from Hire financial aid coordinator Spring 2011 other childrenPhase II Year 2-3 Accomplishments Target DateImplementation tasks Hold Summer Camp Schedule/Advertise Camp Summer 2011 Begin construction of indoor and outdoor soccer complex Break ground Fall 2011 Expand number of travel level teams for competition Schedule Scrimmages Fall 2011 Continue to expand pick-up soccer and street-soccer tournaments Expand number of participants Fall 2011 Expand Adult Night-Time Leagues Hire Field Coordinator Fall 2011 Expand educational services in collaboration with local educational Offering educational support to Fall 2011 institutions academy participants Continue to identify tournaments for participation of Academy teams Enter tournaments Fall 2011 Register Participants and identify Expand Coaching Education Courses Fall-Winter 2011 location Secure indoor field space for winter training Rent Field Space Winter 2011 Secure transportation for travel to indoor field space Rent vans Winter 2011 Fund-raising and grant Continue to solicit donations and apply for grants 2011-12 applications Hold scrimmages and tournaments on home-field with teams invited to Spring-Summer Schedule and hold events Manchester to compete 2012 Continue Collaborations with Local, State, and National Soccer Partner Contact Partners and Update 2011-12 Organizations with Academy Progress Spring-Summer Expand Academy training program and Apprentice program Increase number of participants 2012 Continue to increase staff of qualified coaches and trainers for Academy Hire and train staff 2011-12
Increase revenue from tournament and membership fees to 46% of gross income Increase Revenue Summer 2012Phase III Year 3 + Accomplishments Target DateImplementation tasks Complete Inti Soccer Academy Complex and hold grant opening Grand opening event Fall 2012 Fund-raising and grant Continue to solicit donations and apply for grants applications 2012-13 Reach 50% of revenue from membership and tournament fees Increase Revenue 2012-13 Achieve full organization maturity Hire remaining staff and trainers 2013 Enter Inti Academy teams in international soccer tournaments Register teams 2013 Schedule and advertise Host Urban Soccer Collaborative conference conference 2013 Attract 30% of suburban players and 70% inner-city kids for academy Establish policy 2013 Expand all soccer programming to full capacity (U-7 – U-17) Scheduling activities 2013 Provide coaches coaching opportunity with professional teams and other Identify existing outstanding youth academy programs academy program 2013 Enter Inti Academy Program into US Soccer Federation Youth development program Partnership agreement with USF 2013 Perform holistic review of the academy integrity to ensure consistency with Assessment by board of mission directors 2014 Develop 5 years strategic plan for 2014-19 Complete strategic plan 2014
Inti Soccer Academy of Manchester, Ltd.: Program OutlineSoccer ProgramInti will provide a variety of levels of soccer activity and training to the children of Manchester,from recreational level to elite “academy” level training.1. Academy-level Training: Phase 1: Estimated total # of participants in Academy-level Training= 55 children • Apprentice program (U-7 boys and girls) • Apprentice program (U-9 boys and girls) • Academy program (U-10 boys) • Academy program (U-10 girls) • Academy program (U-12 boys) • Academy program (U-12 girls)Since this is Inti Soccer Academy’s first year, and its Directors wish to exercise caution thatthe Academy does not overextend itself, the focus will be on children ages 12 and under inthe Academy’s elite program. Allowing for a slightly less demanding schedule for the youngchildren in the Apprentice program, the Academy program will require training five days aweek, and will include skill clinics, technical training, tactical training, and controlledscrimmages, among other things. This cohort of children will continue to be trained in 2010and beyond, so that eventually, the Academy program will expand to include older children: Phases 2 and 3: Estimated total # of participants in Academy-level Training= 180 children • Apprentice program (U-7 boys and girls) • Apprentice program (U-9 boys and girls) • Academy program (U-10 boys) • Academy program (U-10 girls) • Academy program (U-12 boys) • Academy program (U-12 girls) • Academy program (U14 boys) • Academy program (U14 girls) • Academy program (U16 boys) • Academy program (U16 girls) • Academy program (U18 boys) • Academy program (U18 girls)2. Club- level Training and Competition: Phase 1: Estimated total # of participants in Club-level Training and Competition (including Academy-level players)=72 children
• Club-level travel teams (U 10 boys and girls) • Club-level travel teams (U 11 boys and girls) • Club-level travel teams (U 12 boys and girls)In this first year, again in order to focus its resources, Inti Academy will only field competitiveco-ed club level teams at the U 10, U 11, and U 12 age groups. It remains possible thathigher age group teams will be fielded even at this early stage, should the demand arise.These teams will include both players training at the Academy-level, and players who aspireto do so, but have yet to reach the level of dedication required for that training. In general, theclub-level travel teams that are to be formed in this first phase of the Academy remain to bedetermined, depending on the overall number of children enrolled in the Academy this year,and the concentrations of children at the various age-brackets. At its full maturity, Inti SoccerAcademy will train and field multiple club-level teams at all age groups from U-10 to U-17: Phase 2: Estimated total # of participants in Club-level Training and Competition (including Academy-level players)= 384 children • Club-level travel teams (U 10 boys) • Club-level travel teams (U 10 girls) • Club-level travel teams (U 11 boys) • Club-level travel teams (U 11 girls) • Club-level travel teams (U 12 boys) • Club-level travel teams (U 12 girls) • Club-level travel teams (U 13 boys) • Club-level travel teams (U 13 girls) • Club-level travel teams (U 14 boys) • Club-level travel teams (U 14 girls) • Club-level travel teams (U 16 boys) • Club-level travel teams (U 16 girls) • Club-level travel teams (U 17 boys) • Club-level travel teams (U 17 girls)3. Recreational Soccer Program: Phase 1: Estimated total # of participants in Recreational Soccer=150 children • Summer camp (6 weeks) • “Street soccer” (3v3) tournaments (once per month) • Supervised “pick-up” games (once per week)In Phase 1, the recreational program will focus on providing young children in the inner-citywith the opportunity to play soccer for pure enjoyment, with some limited training mixed in.The summer soccer camps will provide inner-city youths with a healthy way to spend theirday; the street soccer tournaments (played with a futsal ball) will be a monthly source of
passion and anticipation; and the supervised “pick-up” games will present just a wholesomeactivity for after-school hours.Eventually, the recreational program will expand to include pick-up soccer four days a week,adult evening leagues, and skill clinics open to any and all recreational players who areinterested in improving their game. Phases 2 and 3: Estimated total # of participants in Recreational Soccer=600 • Summer (6 weeks) and spring (1 week) camps, • “Street soccer” (3v3) tournaments (once per month) • Supervised “pick-up” games (four times per week) • Adult night leagues (4 times per week).4. Coaching Education and Training: Phase 1: Estimated total # of participants in Coaching Education=45 coaches • Summer Coaching Workshop (14 hours)In addition to soccer training and activity, Inti will provide soccer coaching courses consistingof an on-going series of training sessions and exercises designed to inform and educatecoaches on coaching styles and methodologies. Inti Soccer Academy’s experienced andinternationally renowned staff will also conduct extensive conferences, workshops, andsoccer symposiums for coaches, soccer players and referees. Phases 2 and 3: Estimated total # of participants in Coaching Education= 400 coaches • Summer Coaching Workshop (14 hours) • Fall Coaching Workshop (14 hours) • Winter Coaching Workshop (14 hours) • Spring Coaching Workshop (14 hours) • Monthly Coaching Clinics on Specialized Topics (3 hours each) • Annual National Coaching Conference • Annual Urban Soccer Collaborative Symposium5. Pre-season Training for Local Club Teams, High-Schools, and Colleges Phases 2 and 3: Estimated total # of participants in Pre-season Training= 120 playersLastly, Inti provides professional pre-season training opportunities for colleges, high-schoolsand club teams that might be interested.Phase 1: Total # of Participants=267Phase 2: Total # of Participants=800Phase 3: Total # of Participants=1500
Education ProgramInti Soccer Academy will partner with local educational institutions--elementary and secondaryinstitutions, high-schools, and colleges and universities, as well as volunteer groups--to assistAcademy children in their academic work and intellectual development.1. Week-day Homework Sessions: Phase 1: Estimated total # of participants in Homework Sessions = 60 children These week-day one hour homework sessions, staffed by qualified volunteers from localeducational institutions, and staff from Inti Soccer Academy, will be required for all childrenparticipating in Academy-level training, and optional for all other children at Inti SoccerAcademy. Eventually, as the numbers of children in the program increase, the sessions willbe staggered in the afternoon and early evening to reduce the need for additional space andstaffing. Phases 2 and 3: Estimated total # of participants in Homework Sessions = 250 children2. Specialized Tutoring Services: Phases 2 and 3: Estimated total # of participants in Tutoring Program= 50 children In addition to monitored homework sessions, Inti Soccer Academy will provide specialtutoring services for those students suffering more serious deficiencies in their academicwork. These tutors will be drawn from qualified local volunteers, and staff of Inti SoccerAcademy.3. English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses Phases 2 and 3: Estimated total # of participants in ESL Program= 25 children These ESL classes will be provided for foreign-born Academy participants in desperateneed of improving their English language skills. Provided in collaboration with the ESLprogram in the Manchester Public Schools, these ESL courses will be taught by qualifiedvolunteers and Inti staff.4. Academic Summer Program. Phases 2 and 3: Estimated total # of participants in Summer Program= 25 childrenThese week-long special summer academic workshops, on such topics as writing, story-telling, and literature, will be offered by Inti Soccer Academy to all participants in the Academy.The purpose of these workshops will be to enhance the intellectual and academic abilities ofparticipating children.
5. Humanities Program at Inti Soccer Academy: Phases 2 and 3: Estimated total # of participants in Humanities Program= 25 children This innovative program will provide cultural opportunities for children in the Academy.It will consist of special discussions of important figures in world history, age-appropriatereadings and discussions about important ideas, persons, and events; bus-trips to localmuseums; musical appreciation; and viewing important age-appropriate videos and films.This program will be run in collaboration with potential partners such as the NH HumanitiesCouncil, and Saint Anselm College’s Humanities Program (Portraits of Human Greatness).
Inti Soccer Academy of Manchester, Ltd.: Directors and Officers of the CorporationBoard of Directors, Inti Soccer Academy:1. Rodrigo Marion, President and Chairman of the Board Rodrigo Marion, an Urban Planner with the Central New Hampshire PlanningCommission, received a Bachelors Degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in Urban andRegional Planning from the University at Albany. Rodrigo has been coaching with the OlympicDevelop Program (ODP) in New York and New Hampshire for the past 4 years. He was alsocoach of the U-14 girls premier team and U-10 boys at Seacoast United Soccer Club during2007 and 2008. Rodrigo played for the University at Albany as team captain during his fouryears there. During his college career he was nominated to the all-Rookie and all-Conferenceteam, and was named the University at Albany Men’s soccer MVP. Rodrigo also played withthe Western Massachusetts Pioneers professional team, The Strongest Club in La Paz,Bolivia, and U-17,19, 20, and 23 Bolivian National Team pool.2. Max J. Latona, Ph.D, Secretary of the Board Associate Professor of Philosophy at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, MaxLatona received his B.A. from Canisius College (Buffalo, NY) in 1993, and his doctorate inPhilosophy from Boston College in 2001. He is published in several prominent journals in hisfield, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Catholic PhilosophicalAssociation’s Young Scholar Award (2004), Manchester Union Leader’s “40-Under-40”Designation (2007), and (twice) the Saint Anselm College Abbot Gerald McCarthy O.S.B.Faculty Member of the Year Award (2006, 2008). Max Latona is also a facilitator for afederally funded initiative at Saint Anselm College entitled “Learning Liberty,” which isconcerned, in part, with enhancing civic engagement among students in higher education. Hehas also played soccer since a youth, coached youth soccer for 10 years, and served as amember of the Board of Directors of Tritown Youth Competitive Soccer for three years.3. Robert L. Fortin, Member of the Board A graduate of Sylvania Technical Service Institute class of 1984, Robert Fortin hasextensive experience in business and sales, serving as Vice President of Sales, EasternRegion, for Pendum Inc., and previously as senior sales executive of EFMARK PremiumArmored. He also has long experience as a soccer player, coach, and director, serving as aCoach and Club Director for the Northern Vermont Summer Soccer League from 1984-1996,a coach and board member for Tritown Travel Soccer Club (NH) from 2002-2006 and, mostrecently, as President of Tritown Travel Soccer Club since 2007.4. Edward F. McGushin, Ph.D., Member of the Board Edward McGushin is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Saint Anselm College inManchester, NH. He received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in1991, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Boston College in 1995 and 2002, respectively. He haspublished a prominent book, as well as numerous articles in his field. He recently taught a
course in a local women’s prison, supported by a grant from the New Hampshire HumanitiesCouncil. That course was also featured on NHPR radio, and later led him to receive the NewHampshire Campus Compact President’s Good Steward Award in 2007. Among othercourses, he teaches the Philosophy of Social Justice, and courses that involve servicelearning for students. He has played soccer since a young child.5. Jaime Pendleton, Member of the Board A Grade 4 instructor at Elm Street Webster Elementary School in Manchester, NH,since 2007, Jaime Pendleton received her B.A. in Elementary Education from the Universityof Hartford in 2004. She received the Best Rookie Award and the Teacher AppreciationAward for her teaching work at the Jacob E. Manch Elementary School in Las Vegas (2005-7). Her passion for teaching stems, in part, from her desire to develop an education programwhere students will embrace the world around them as a learning tool. A skilled collegiatesoccer player, Jaime Pendleton played Division 1 Soccer for four years at the University ofHartford, which won the America East championship in 2003, and made three NCAAconference appearances during her tenure there. She has had extensive experiencecoaching and training youth soccer for various clubs in central and southern NH since theyear 2000.6. Bruno Victal, Member of the Board Native to Brazil, Bruno Victal was a professional soccer player brought to this area bythe NH Phantoms in 2001. Bruno was recognized as the best college player in Brazil in 1999and represented his country in the World University Games in Spain, where he was the leadscorer of the Brazilian Team and was named MVP. Because of his success, Bruno was calledup again by the national team in 2000 to play in France. Currently, as founder of BrazilianArts Soccer Training, Bruno is one of the most sought-after coaches in Southern NewHampshire, having also worked with Hollis Atlantic and Nashua World Cup, as well as withPhantoms Super Y teams. He is passionate about soccer and enjoys relaying his skill andexpertise to his students. Recently, one of his long-term students was chosen to the UnitedStates U15 Super Y Girls team.
Officers of the Corporation:1. Rodrigo Marion, President, Chairman of the Board, and Director of Administration See above.2. Matthew Monahan, M.A., Vice-President of Grant Applications and Strategic Planning Matthew Monahan is a Regional Planner at the Central New Hampshire RegionalPlanning Commission. At CNHRPC, Matt is involved in numerous planning projects andspecializes in comprehensive local economic development. He has assisted variousmunicipalities with numerous policy planning and implementation efforts including, but notlimited to, land use and zoning, environmental policy, intergovernmental relations, andgeneral public administration. Matthew received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science fromBoston College, a Masters in Public Administration from the University of New Hampshire,and an MA in Community Economic Development Policy from Southern New HampshireUniversity.3. Maria Andrea Lopez Duarte, M.A., Treasurer, Assistant Secretary, and ComplianceOfficer for Grants and Charitable Donations Maria Andrea Lopez Duarte received her B.A. from Clark University in 2006, and herM.A. in Public Administration from Clark University in 2009. A Consultant/Analyst for PublicConsulting Group in Boston, MA, she has performed extensive research on public education.4. Edward McGushin, Ph.D., Director of Education . See above.5. Jorge Justiniano, Director of Coaching , “Profe Cajeta” has played professional soccer for the Bolivian Soccer Federation for 16years. He worked as a head coach for six professional teams in the Bolivian ProfessionalLeague. As a head coach of “Club Oriente”, he achieved the most important cup in SouthAmerica, the “Copa Libertadores de America.” Profe Cajeta has organized and directedextensive conferences, workshops, and symposiums for coaches and youth soccer camps.For the past 22 years he has been with the “Tahuichi Aguilera” Academy School as aconsultant and later as a technical director for coaches.6. Max J. Latona, Ph.D, Secretary, Director of Recreational Soccer See above.
Inti Soccer Academy of Manchester, Ltd.: Financial Sustainability Overview The table below depicts Inti Soccer Academy’s financial plan overview. The three phases indicated below are identified by the relative distribution of funding sources, with the goal of long-term sustainability guiding the plan. Initially, Inti will rely heavily upon donations for 57% of its income, and sustainable revenue for the remaining 43%. In the second (mid-term) phase, grants will become a significant source of income, representing 33% of income, while reliance upon donations will diminish to 21% of income (and sustainable revenue will increase to 46% of income). Once Inti is able to generate 50% of its funding from programmatic revenue (leagues, membership, workshop and clinic fees ) it will have reached its third -phase funding goal. In future years, the goal is to continue increasing the percentage of income generated from programmatic fees by 3-5% per year, and to reduce the Academy’s reliance upon grants and donations. The table below depicts the funding goals in broad outline.Threshold Initial Phase Second Phase Third-Phase % of 57.00% 43.00% 21% 33% 46% 50% 50% FundingResource Money Money Sweat Equipment Sustainable Revenue Personal Grants Sustainable Personal Grants SustainableProvided (Personal (Personal Equity/Time (Personal Donations Revenue Donations Revenue Donation) Donation) (Personal Donation) donation) Group Political Community Members/Business Same TBD TBD Same TBD TBD Donors Owners Action Letter to Call/Visit business Summer Academy TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD Items Donors owners/Community Members Camps Registration fees
Sponsors, Partners, and Grantors“Sponsor a Child” Program: Building Futures, One Life at a TimeAs indicated above, many of the inner-city children that Inti Academy serves areeconomically disadvantaged, and often come from distressed livingenvironments. With but a little support from the community, these children will beable to avail themselves of the Academy’s wholesome environment of soccertraining, academic support, and character development. For this reason, Intioffers people who want to make a difference--one life at a time--the opportunity tosponsor an individual child at a cost of $1000 per year. These funds will enablethe child in question to participate in Inti’s soccer training on a daily basisthroughout the year, including recreational, club-level, and (if qualified) academy-level training, as well as weekend tournaments and special clinics. It will alsoallow the child to participate in Inti’s Summer Soccer Camps throughout theentire summer, when the child might otherwise be left on his or her own. Finally,it will also support the child’s participation in the academic programs of theAcademy, including homework sessions, specialized tutoring assistance, Englishas a Second Language classes, the Summer Academic workshop, and theAcademy’s Humanities Program. The value of these services, independently,costs $1800. The breakdown is provided below:Spring Training (including supporting academic services): $300Summer Camps: $750 (5 weeks @$150/week)Summer Academic Workshop: $150Fall Training (including supporting academic services): $300Winter Training $300Upon agreeing to sponsor an individual child, the sponsor will be provided with abiography of the child whom he or she is supporting, and periodic updates of thechild’s soccer and academic progress. In turn, the child will receive some basicinformation (at the sponsor’s discretion) about his or her sponsor. It is theAcademy’s hope that this program will attract the support not only of localManchester residents, but potential sponsors outside of the Manchester area,including professional soccer players who might understand the value of IntiAcademy’s program.Corporate Sponsors:In addition to these individual sponsors, local, regional, and national businesses,including restaurants, retail outlets, sporting goods manufacturers, and banks,will be contacted for purposes of sponsoring the Academy’s camps, tournaments,training clinics, and educational services.Soccer Partners:
The following national and regional partners have already verbally committedthemselves to assisting Inti Soccer of Manchester through donation ofequipment, coaches, guidance, and funding.U.S. Soccer FederationUrban Soccer CollaborativeU.S. Youth SoccerStreet Football World (NJ)Project GOALS (RI)Akka Soccer (NJ)Prospective Soccer Partners:Inti Officers are in dialogue with several of the following national, state, and localorganizations for support and collaboration (field space, equipment, coaches,guidance and funding):New Hampshire Soccer AssociationOlympic Development ProgramNew England RevolutionSeacoast United Soccer ClubTritown Soccer ClubProspective Educational Partners:The following educational institutions and programs will be contacted for thepurposes of obtaining guidance, collaboration, and supporting resources(material and human) for Inti’s homework sessions, tutoring services, English asSecond Language classes, summer academic workshops, and HumanitiesProgram.Beech Street Elementary SchoolHillside Junior HighManchester Central High SchoolSaint Anselm CollegeUniversity of New HampshireEnglish as a Second Language ProgramNew Hampshire Humanities CouncilProspective Grantors:The following are targeted public and private agencies, foundations, andprograms for grant applications to provide funding to support Inti’s work with thedisadvantaged children of Manchester.US Government Sources:Federal Health and Human ServicesFederal Department of EducationNational Service
Compassion Capital FundOJJDP and Gang PreventionCarol M. White PEP GrantsCenter for Disease Control: Healthy LivingCongressional Soccer CaucusPrivate Sources:US Soccer FoundationAllstate FoundationBoston FoundationThe Byrne FoundationThe Annie E. Casey FoundationCitizens Charitable FoundationCogswell Benevolent TrustChrysler FoundationFord FoundationGreat Bay Foundation for Social EntrepreneurshipRichard E. & Nancy P. Marriott FoundationSurdna FoundationVerizon FoundationNHCDFA Tax Credit Program
Inti Soccer Academy of Manchester, Ltd.: Measurements of SuccessThe success of Inti Soccer Academy will be measured in several ways that varyaccording to the specific objectives of the Academy laid out above. I. Teaching soccer skills from basic to advanced levels Measurements: 1. How many children are enrolled in the Academy’s soccer programs in Phases I, II, and III? Quality programs attract participants. Therefore, one measure of our success is that the recreational, apprentice, club-level, and elite academy training programs become increasingly popular in the Academy’s first three years. For example, the Academy expects roughly a 200% overall increase in its number of Academy-level participants from Phase 1 to Phase 3, a 300% increase in its recreational program participants, and a 400% increase in its Club-level participants in that same period: Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 (years 1-2) (years 2-3) (years 3+) Academy-level Training 55 110 180 Participants Recreational Program 150 375 600 Participants Club-level Team 72 225 384 Participants % Increase of number of 150% 320% participants 2. Who are Inti Soccer Academy’s partners? An old axiom states that one can measure a person by his or her friends. In this case, one can measure the quality of a soccer program by the quality of its soccer partners. In the course of its first three years of operation, Inti intends to deepen and strengthen its already-existing partnerships and
collaborations with the U.S. Soccer Federation, the Urban Soccer Collaborative, and U.S. Youth Soccer, and establish new partnerships with the New Hampshire Soccer Association, the Olympic Development Program, and possible professional franchises such as the New England Revolution. All of the aforementioned are soccer programs of the highest quality, and their association with Inti Soccer will be an indicator of its strength as a soccer academy. 3. Have any Academy players obtained college scholarships? While Inti Soccer Academy hesitates to raise the expectations of any individual Academy players with regard to their prospects for College scholarships, the Academy will measure the success of its elite training regimen (in part) by the ability of its graduates to secure full or partial athletic scholarships to colleges and universities. II. Establishing habits of self-discipline, concentration, and hard- work III. Building confidence and self-esteem in disadvantaged youth Measurements: 1. How well is Inti Soccer helping its participants to achieve success in their educational and career pursuits? Both the soccer and educational programs of the Academy are aimed at transforming the whole person—mind, body and spirit. Several benchmark of Inti’s success in this regard lie in reducing the number of high-school drop-outs among its participants, and increasing both the numbers of those who secure employment after school, as well as those who are accepted to colleges and universities. These important goals require a longer time frame for both achievement and assessment: Service 4 year 8 year 12 year Manchester State Area Projection projection projection% Dropouts (07/08 SY) 5.20% 4.90% 2.50% 5% 3.50% 2%Post HS Employment 17% 19% 17.50% 17.50% 18.50% 20% College Acceptance 46% 52% 53.10% 50% 52% 54% Rate (06/07 SY) Assumptions: US Census Tracts 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, & 19 Sources: NH Department of Education; 2000 US Census; NH Bureau of Labor & Statistics
The “Service Area” in the above chart represents the 6 Hillsborough County Census tracts that constitutes the “inner-city” population of Manchester. The projections for Years 4, 8, and 12 speak to the years of operation for Inti. Four years into Intis existence it is expected that no more than 5% of the Academys members will drop out of High School; by Year Eight that number will be reduced to 3.5%; and by Year 12 it will be reduced further still to 2%. Note that Year Fours goal of no more than 5% is better than the current drop out rate of the Service Area, and the Year 12 projection is better than that of the State of NH as a whole. Post-High School employment is a viable alternative for adolescents who may not be suited for college. Intis goal for Year Four is to have 17.5% of its members who are not interested in college placed in a steady job (noting that this goal is better than the Service Areas current average); by Year 8, 18.5% employment; and 20% by Year 12 (this goal exceeds that of the States average). The Service Areas current college acceptance rate is 46%. Intis goal is that by Year Four, 50% of the Academys members will be accepted to college; by Year 8, 52% (equal to the current Manchester average); and by Year 12 there will be a 54% college acceptance rate (greater than the States average).IV. Providing healthy athletic and fitness activity to counteract childhood obesity Measurements: 1. How well is Inti Soccer helping Manchester children to avoid obesity? Short of periodically weighing its participants on a scale, it will be difficult to measure the success of the Academy in obtaining this objective. However, because of the variety of types of soccer activity offered by Inti after school, during the evenings, on weekends, over holidays, and during the summer, the children of Manchester who participate in the Academy’s programs will be involved in healthy physical exercise on a daily basis, and year-round. It is expected that in the fourth year of operation, roughly 1000 Manchester children will be regular participants in the Academy’s activities, which translates into roughly 6% of Manchester’s population of school-age children. In this way, it is to be expected that Inti Soccer Academy will help to reduce the percentage of overweight and obese children in Manchester
(32.8% aged 6-12 in 2005) in a statistically significant manner.V. Assisting immigrant and refugee children, and their families, with their integration into the Manchester community. Measurements: 1. How many suburban children is the Academy attracting to its urban program? By providing many levels of soccer and educational training activities that will attract inner- and outer-city children and adults, Inti Soccer Academy will provide Manchester’s urban and suburban children, as well as their parents (in the adult recreational programs), opportunities to interact with one another. The Academy expects that as the reputation of its recreational program, camps, clinics, and training programs grow, more and more suburban children and adults will be attracted to the Academy. In the first phase of operation, the target is for suburban children and adults to constitute 10% of the Academy’s participants; in the second phase, 20%; and in the third phase, 30% of its participants: Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 (years 1-2) (years 2-3) (years 3+) # of Urban Children and 240 640 1050 Adults # of Suburban Children and 27 160 450 Adults Total # of 267 800 1500 Participants