Beyond Soccer is a sports-based youth development organization serving the City of Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Soccer is the means by which we engage Lawrence youth and expose them to new experiences, both on and off the field, that build self-confidence, promote healthy living, leadership skills and academic achievement.
Beyond Soccer incorporated in 2011. In 2016, Beyond Soccer anticipates serving 2,000 Lawrence youngsters.
Stephanie McArdle is the founder of Beyond Soccer. A former college soccer player and two-time Captain of the University of Michigan Women’s Soccer team, Stephanie has been working in Lawrence since 2006.
In 2019, Beyond Soccer anticipates serving 800 Lawrence youngsters.
Visit them at beyondsoccerlawrence.org
The International Institute of Greater Lawrence (IIGL)
The International Institute of Greater Lawrence (IIGL) is a non-profit multi service organization. It was founded in 1913 and incorporated on February 8, 1935 for the purpose of assisting foreign-born individuals with integrating and actively participating in the social, economic and civic life of the Greater Lawrence community.
The Organization currently offers classes in English as a second language, a combination of five (5) ESOL classes, in both morning and evening sessions. Other services provided include Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) documentation, translations (English – Spanish), fiscal agency services and bi-lingual NAEYC Accredited child-care facility.
SEE HER GO!
The SeeHerGO!™ mission is to provide young women with tools and workshops focused on college and career paths in high growth markets. See Her Go! leverages the athletic mindset creating healthy, helpful, learning environments for more women to advocate, mentor and coach self-confidence, self-motivation and team spirit to drive on-going success in the classrooms to the boardrooms of corporate America. See Her Go! teams up with Hoops for Hope and Beyond Soccer to locally drive more young women to success on and off the courts and fields creating organic, supportive growth with workshops and mentors for young women to drive gender equality within our community. Founded by Grace Perry and supported by local college and corporate leaders, See Her Go! has helped numerous Merrimack Valley women succeed from high school to college to corporate professions.
Grace Perry captained Andover High School and Colby College Basketball Teams. After Colby, Grace built a successful Sales Software Executive Sales Tech career. She was also selected to Simmons Business School as the youngest women in their exclusive Women Leaders in High Tech. Grace is founder and managing director of SEE HER GO!, a strategic by Women for Women non-profit, consulting company focused on engaging women and men in women’s leadership issues. She is a successful speaker, coach and blogger.