PURPOSE

Soccer is often called ‘the world’s only common language.’ It is played and watched by more people, in more countries, than any other sport. From the mountains of Africa to the backstreets of Barcelona to the jungles of Brazil, it has greater power to cross boundaries of race, culture, and religion than almost anything else in human society.

the third half is a journey of personal transformation that helps you understand how the world works, the challenges it faces and how we can solve them together. We use soccer to create a level playing field between you and your host.

Our mission is to improve the lives of boys and girls in underserved communities around the world. We do this by supporting trusted, local, non-profit organizations that use soccer to tackle social issues like gender inequality, youth unemployment, racism, HIV/Aids and much more. Our mission is founded on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, 17 goals agreed by world leaders to end extreme poverty, tackle climate change and reduce inequality by 2030.

the third half is not ‘voluntourism’. Every experience is hosted by a local non-profit organization that uses soccer to address the Global Goals. We know that what every local host organization needs most is the means to invest in their own future. That’s why, as a social enterprise, we invest a majority of our profits into helping community-based organizations scale their social impact on underserved youth.

Every third half experience creates measurable social impact in support of the Global Goals

the third half experience is a journey of personal transformation

“The revenue we generate from the third half is very important because it sustains the organization so we can empower more youth.”

Maleshoane Mokhathi
Local Host, Lesotho

“People say soccer is a matter of life and death… Let me assure you, it’s much more important than that.”

Bill Shankly
Legendary Coach

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