Academia de Futbol Juvenil Amatense (AFJA)
CHANGE THROUGH THE POWER OF PLAY. Providing access to organized soccer to the children of underserved communities in Central America.
AFJA (Academia de Futbol Juvenil Amatense) is a Los Angeles based non profit youth soccer organization that benefits youth in low income communities. Our focus is providing access to organized soccer to the children of underserved communities in Central America through recycling gently used gear and forming partnerships with soccer clubs, families, and youth in the United States.
Since 2018, we have led an effort to provide access to organized soccer programs for youth in rural communities throughout Central America. We have built grassroots community spaces around the beautiful game.
To date, we have served over 350 youth ages 5 through 20 in the countries of El Salvador and Guatemala. Every week out athletes receive dedicated coaching, training, and recreational time with their friends. We work hand in hand with parents, teachers and community members to help them develop future leaders.