Collette Vacations and Citizens Bank To Support Project GOAL Summer Program

Date: July 23, 2012
Contact: Darius Shirzadi, Executive Director
Project GOAL, Inc.
Phone: 401 258 2300

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Project GOAL is pleased to announce that its 2012 two week summer program from July 23 thru July27 and July 30 thru August 3 at the Moses Brown School will be supported by Pawtucket based Collette Vacations and Citizens Bank.

The program will involve academic study and tutoring with certified teachers from 9am to10:30am, then soccer training and play from 10:30am to noon time.  Children will be provided free bus transportation by Project GOAL to the summer program and back to bus stops. 

“We are really excited about Collette Vacations and Citizens Bank being involved with our summer program this year.  It means a lot to know they see the impact that our program can make and the summer program allows us to help children keep up with their academics over the summer,” – Darius Shirzadi, Executive Director and Co-Founder (Project GOAL).

“After school programming is vital to the children in our communities and Project goal not only engages kids in academic support but also lets them have fun by playing sports outside too. It is a win, win for all.” – Lynne Kelly, Community Relations Manager (Collette Vacations) 

Project GOAL, Inc. (Greater Opportunity for Athletes to Learn), is an after-school initiative that partners with the Central Falls School Department, SCOPE/Central Falls School District, Providence School Department, Rhode Island College’s M.ED. in Reading program, and the SportsCorps student group at Brown University.   Project GOAL’s mission is to leverage the development of New England’s disadvantaged inner city youth through after-school tutoring, health education, and soccer-related programs.

A non-profit 501©3 organization, Project GOAL, Inc., is comprised of professionals from the business, academic, health and soccer communities who support the project in achieving its objectives in creating opportunities for its “GOALie” participants.                                                                                                        

Project GOAL is supported by Football For Hope ™ and the US Soccer Foundation.  Project GOAL is a founding member of the Urban Soccer Collaborative™  and a North American member representative of the streetfootballworld™ Network based in Berlin, Germany.