Play Does Matter

It is now abundantly clear that exercise provides physical, mental, social, emotional, cognitive, and academic benefits for young people.

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DId You Know?

Did you know that kids are less active now more than ever. As obesity rates continue to climb, our youth are also struggling with their mental well being. Active youth do better in life and help make their communities better in the future.

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QUIT SPORTS

Kids quit by age 13 due to excessively competitive environments

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GIRLS IN THE GAME

Only 31% of girls 6-12 play an organized sport

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CAN'T PLAY

Families from low income houses can’t afford the high costs to play

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Why Play Matters

Studies are beginning to show the importance of play, especially at young ages. We are proud to offer a positive environment for kids, and community to come and play the game they love, all while helping develop habits that will benefit them for years to come.

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Active Youth Do Better In Life

Parenting is increasingly difficult in today's society due to the impact of social media and its influence on children. This has resulted in high levels of low self-esteem and mental health issues, alongside a rise in obesity and alcohol and substance abuse. However, keeping children active through participation in sports has been proven to help tackle these problems.

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Less Likely to Face Obesity Complications

More Likely to Attend College

Score 40% Higher on Test Scores

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Less Likely to Drink Alcohol or Smoke at an Early Age

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Experience Lower Levels of Depression and Loneliness

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Less Likely to Have an Early Pregnancy

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Have Higher Self Esteem

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Less Likely to Take or Deal Drugs

Donate Today

Help support the work that we are doing with the youth in our community. We truly appreciate your consideration in helping the next generations of kids as they navigate these important years of their lives. 

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Corporate Sponsorships

Numerous options are available for aiding the youth in our community. We do not consider sponsorships as merely transactions, but rather prioritize building lasting relationships where we can offer genuine value.

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Your Support Helps Us With...

Supporting the Karen FA does so many wonderful things. It helps provide scholarships for families, provide uniforms for players, helps bridge a generational gap, provides employment opportunities for young adults, and s much more.

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Scholarships

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Scholarships

We will never let money be a barrier to entry. Your support helps provide scholarships to families who need it.

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Job Opportunities

There are increasing numbers among teens and young adults with alcohol and substance abuse, gang involvement, and crime. Your support helps place this age demographic with a positive career opportunity. 

Uniforms and Jerseys

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Uniforms and Jerseys

A jersey and uniform is more than something an athlete wears on the field. It is a symbol of pride and belonging. Many "clubs" have the players pay an extra cost fore uniforms that can be in the hundreds of dollars. Your support helps provide uniforms to all of our players showing them that they will always have a place with us.

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Bridging a Generation Gap

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Bridging a Generation Gap

One of the most important components of our program is family. There is a disconnect between generations of refugee and immigrant families and we know that the foundation of every child is a strong connection to their family. Your support helps provide opportunities to continue to nurture this bond.

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Safe Equipment

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Safe Equipment

Not everyone is able to afford to have a ball or pair of cleats. Your support helps us provide all of our players with the right equipment that isn't falling a part. It provides a safe playing environment for the kids we serve

Program Development

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Program Development

Our programs are always evolving to help serve the community better. Whether it is providing a youth academy for kids, helping teens go to college, providing connections in the career force, or being a mentor to many. Your support is essential for us to keep growing.

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Healthy Food

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Healthy Food

Healthy food and the right nutrition are keys to living a healthy life. We have seen generations of kids fall into the obesity spectrum with the increase of fast foods and malnutrition. Our goal is to help educate players and families on the right things to eat to live a healthier life.

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Community Outreach and Involvement

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Community Outreach and Involvement

Our organization is serving the local community. As their needs evolve so does our program. Your support helps us connect with community leaders to continue to serve the people within the community.

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Thank you for the continued support from all of the media locally and around the world, sharing the stories of the Karen community and KFA. Read the articles below to learn more about the impact we are making.

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Thank you to all of the individuals, companies, and organizations supporting the Karen community.

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