At Just For Kicks, we operate with the belief that every school going child deserves to play irrespective of their economy, language, or gender.Through the beautiful game of football, we empower children attending public & low budget private schools to develop life skills and fitness while leading healthier lives. Schools can be a happier place if only we made it fun.
We conduct two major programs: an in-school program to build basic fitness and core life skills & an after-school program to provide talented kids further exposure and development opportunity.
Here's our simple seven step process to make sports an integral part of schools
In four years, we've expanded our program from a meagre 10 teams to as many as 130 teams in three states - Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka.
We've conducted a total of 5000 coaching sessions, organized 1000+ league games while powering schools towards a 25% average increase in attendance rate and 70% average rise in life skills assessment.
We're focused on gender equality and the girl participation in the program has risen from 2% in our first year to 30% today.
Why support us?
At Just For Kicks, we provide every child with all the gears & jerseys, a well-trained coach who conducts 40 sessions through the year, opportunity to participate in a competitive league, and access to world class scouts.
Needless to say, we incur a cost to deliver this for every child. Our cost per child varies between INR 2200-2500 and hence, our existence is directly tied with your belief in our vision. We've crowdfunded our program for four years in a row and as we scale up, your contribution becomes only more important.
What do we plan to do with the funds?
We're targeting a total of INR 10 lacs via this campaign. Here's a little break down of how we plan to use it:Coach Fees (50 teams) - INR 3 lacs
League (Grounds / Equipments / Refreshments/ Transport) - INR 4.25 lacs
Equipments for Coaching (50 teams) - INR 1.5 lacs
Summer Academy for Budding Talent - INR 1.25 lacs
At the end of the season, we'll make it a point to send you a full financial report. Here's hoping you'll help us do this.
Do you work only in public schools?No, we also operate in low budget private schools with a free criteria of less than INR 500/month. The low budget private school ecosystem is vast and there are thousands of children studying in these schools.
When does the program start?
We begin our operations Mid-August every year and culminate Mid-March. The league begins Mid-December & culminates early-March.
Where all do you operate?
Our cities of operation are Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, and Bangalore. We began in Pune and have the largest number of teams in Pune/Mumbai with the other two cities being relatively new sites.
Who provides the coaching and other technical stuff?
We have developed partnerships with bodies like - Hotfut, Arsenal Soccer Schools, Hyderabad Football Academy, Pune FC among others to deliver a quality coach program. Our in-house coaching staff provide the technical expertise to ensure alignment of the program across cities.
How do you measure the impact?
We have a standardized diagnostic & end of year tests to determine the growth of each child across four key impact areas: Life Skills, Technical Skills, Fitness, Gender Equality.
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