One of the most exciting aspects of being involved in UKSD is the opportunity to participate in a UKSD Social Change Through Soccer Tour.
High School aged volunteers are eligible to participate in a social change tour within the United States or designated areas overseas, where we have long lasting relationships with other like minded soccer organizations.
These trips allow high school aged students to travel to different areas of the world with UKSD lead coaches, in order to work one on one with children in lower socioeconomic areas, as part of the Kidz Play 4 Free Project.
Participants who are selected for these trips work cooperatively to fundraise, collect equipment, and plan beforehand. The foundation work is just as important as the trip itself, and we have seen how powerful it is for our youth to take ownership and pride in their own preparation. Then, while on the trips, participants work on service projects, they get to distribute the previously connected donations, they coach and mentor children within these areas, and they get to experience diverse cultures, first hand.