Using Soccer to make a positive impact on the youth, just like God used it to make a huge impact in my life. – Andrew Robles
Growing up in an underprivileged area of Los Angeles with 7 siblings on a single income household posed numerous challenges. What helped my family and I remain optimistic and hopeful about the future was the beautiful game of soccer.
The sacrifices my parents and coaches made to allow me to play soccer inspired me to work hard and never give up on my dreams. Soccer opened my eyes to the possibilities and opportunities that existed outside the underprivileged neighborhood where I spent my childhood. Without the support and encouragement of my parents and soccer coaches, I would not be where I am today.
Witnessing and experiencing the struggles that plague inner city families fueled my drive to create a better life for myself and my family. Despite the obstacles I was confronted with, I could always count on soccer to keep a smile on my face. The opportunities it has provided my family and I have been amazing, and I want others to have those same opportunities.
My desire to improve children’s lives provided the inspiration to establish an after school program to help students develop valuable life skills through mentor-ships from coaches with a passion for helping the youth in their community.
I rather have the kids be at my camps, then to be sucked in the negativity life throws at them and have fun. While also getting a chance to meeting professional athletes and staff like myself who care about them on and off the field.
Everything I do is in honor of my little brother
Glen “2Kays” Robles.
Forever in my Heart.
Romans 10:13 Matthew 5:16