Taylor is a recent SFU grad who loves being active and especially enjoys soccer, basketball, and frisbee. She is a true altruist who volunteers much of her time at Ronald McDonald House, Carelife Fleetwood, and a Special Olympics Softball team. Taylor enjoys working with children because it gives her a chance to be silly and she loves seeing them smile!
Meredith graduated from Queen’s University and while studying there, she worked as a life guard and swim instructor for young children for three years. She also taught ESL in Spain for 5 months after graduating. She is now back home and looks forward to joining the teacher education program in Fall 2018. She enjoys swimming and experimental cooking without the safety net of a recipe! Her favourite thing about working with children is their energy and willingness to try new things.
Jay is a current UBC student studying Kinesiology. He worked for 6 months in Korea teaching English to elementary school children; he led activities, planned lessons and helped the children build their language skills. Jay enjoys playing soccer and hanging out with his friends. What he loves most about the children he works with is their happy faces when they succeed!
Maggie is in her first year of studies at UBC in the faculty of Arts, and is looking forward to becoming an elementary school teacher when she completes her degree. She speaks fluent Cantonese, has volunteered at Science World, tutored children with disabilities, and has worked summer camps for the YMCA. She loves being physically active, especially running. Maggie’s favourite thing about working with our little Soccer Stars is finding some way to make their day and make them smile.
Julia is a longtime soccer player… since she was 5 years old! She has been a very active volunteer in children’s sport programs as well as working with kids to help them develop empathy and positive life skills. Though she is busy studying to become a nurse, she still finds time to play for the Metro Women’s Soccer League and to coach with Soccer Shots. She loves being able to make children laugh and finds that their joy is her joy too!
Jordan spent his entire youth playing soccer and still does… 17 years of his favourite sport and still going strong! He has worked in sport and recreation for the past two years and is currently working towards a Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching. Jordan is most driven by his desire to make a positive impact on children at this significant developmental stage in their lives.
If you have a passion for positively impacting children through youth sports, we’d love to talk to you.