HI! My name is Lianna Smith, I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel to Granada, Nicaragua. I will be travelling with a group of other (14-18 years old) from all over the country to participate in a seminar and culture exchange. I currently play soccer in the US soccer Development Academy and soccer has impacted my life in a positive way. I am very happy that I am able to share my passion for the game with those that are still growing theirs. The purpose of this trip is so that we can learn first-hand how the game of soccer to create a safe space, build the confidence in kids who deserve to have more opportunities and also just the opportunity to immerse ourselves fully for a week into the culture. While my other participants and I are there we will be able to play and coach with the kids involved in their after school soccer program. If you are not able to donate money, I will also be collecting lightly used cleats and other soccer equipment. If donating equipment, clothes, cleats etc. interests you then you can contact me with my email i'll provide down below and we can go from there! I just want to thank you for taking the time to read through this!