Canada has welcomed waves of newcomers and refugees to settle and live in peace and prosperity. Over the past few years, there has been an influx of young youth calling Canada their new home. With this difficult transition, we found the youth facing new challenges. Not only were they in a new foreign environment, but they kept to themselves in a social void missing their old friends, their social events and beloved family gatherings.
Wanting to connect the new Eritrean newcomers and refugees, we found the solution in the soccer pitch. This started in 2012 with a once-weekly soccer friendly pickup game and less than 12 players. The numbers started to grow exponentially and suddenly we found ourselves getting daily messages to join our soccer community. We now have over 50 youth who travel from across the city to join our weekly games and tournaments.
Soccer has given the youth an opportunity to participate in positive community engagement. Through mentorship programs, educational workshops, and local community initiatives, we will give our youth what they need to excel in their new home. It is through these means that we want help our youth grow to become the leaders of tomorrow. The New Six is not just a soccer club, but a social movement that aims to pave the path to success for our energetic and
Who we are
We are young professionals, sport-enthusiasts, and mentors who believe in the youth of our community. We came together to find ways to connect newcomers – and the future leaders of tomorrow – to their new home, Canada. We do this by organizing soccer tournaments and multi-faceted workshops with a dream to empower our youth
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What we are doing
Organize soccer tournaments for the purpose of connecting youth.
Connect youth with professional athletes, fitness coaches, and nutritionists to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.
Develop educational and career workshops to equip youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue their academic and professional potential.
Implement a mentorship program for personal and professional development as a guide to pursue future aspirations.
Engage in team-building exercises through sports and social activities to strengthen community ties, and deepen a sense of belonging.