Modern Learning: What, Why and How?

by Marcus Bernard

WHAT IS MODERN LEARNING? Modern learning offers a holistic approach by recognizing that people absorb information in more than one way. At its core, this learning model consists of three learning methods: experiential (70%) social (20%), and formal (10%) (Woody 2016). These three methods allow students to develop the fundamental skills needed for personal development…



The Experience of a Volunteer: Andrew Hurst

by Marcus Bernard

Our third experience is from Andrew Hurst, a returning OutReach 360 volunteer. He emphasizes the importance of one of our pillars: leadership. Andrew describes how this shaped his experience and how it help him conduct the soccer camp in Monte Cristi. Please read below, and enjoy! “The trip to Dominican Republic was an experience unlike…



The Experience of a Founder: Marcus Bernard

by Marcus Bernard

This week, Marcus, founder of Soccer For Change, let us venture into his experiences, and showed us the impact this organization had on the Monte Cristi community. It is evident that it is not only about the volunteers, but the children Soccer For Change is helping. Marcus focuses on both our pillars of leadership and…



The Experience of a Volunteer: Victoria Rebelo

by Marcus Bernard

As promised, the next few blog posts will be surrounding our trip to Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic that took place from July 11th to July 18th. During this trip, our team organized a soccer camp that was open to the local children. We focused on 3 pillars when teaching soccer: communication, teamwork, and leadership. These pillars encompass…



OutReach 360 and Soccer For Change

by Marcus Bernard

Our team is back from Dominican Republic, and it only felt fitting that before we start blogging about the trip that we explain who helped make it possible. OutReach 360 OutReach 360 originally was an orphanage outreach program, but in 2011 it was renamed and took a new focus on education. They have two sites, one…



Palm-to-Hand

by Marcus Bernard

So, maybe some people are wondering what happened to the second part of the last blog post. Sadly, it seems the Internet disliked me, and deleted my post, twice. I finally decided it was not meant to be. Instead, I am going to write two blog posts this week, one during the week, and one…



FIFA 2015 Memorable Moments

by Marcus Bernard

The World Cup is over, and though there may be some denial going around, we have to accept it at some point. This FIFA World Cup had many memorable moments, as they always do. So, let’s review the top 3 moments from this World Cup: 3. Amandine Henry’s goal! 35 yards. What else is there to be…



FIFA – this ain’t no scandal

by Marcus Bernard

Even though the FIFA World Cup started 6 days ago, the FIFA scandal remains at large. But, I am not here to discuss that. Instead, I want to bring light to other aspects of FIFA, mainly their sustainability initiative. In 2006, FIFA, along with Coca-Cola and the LOC (Local Organizing Committee), founded Football for the Planet, which is…