This is how we EMPOWER, INSPIRE and EDUCATE the next generation...
'PHENOMENAL. SLICK. POWERFUL. EDUCATIONAL. AWE INSPIRING! VSS DELIVERED AN EXCEPTIONAL LIVE SESSION ALONGSIDE CURRENT WORLD CLASS PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYERS, GIVING OUR STUDENTS EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO SUPPORT THEIR MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING! WE CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT VSS SESSION! 10/10'
- LEE RUSCOE (ATHLETICS DIRECTOR AT RAHA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, ABU DHABI)
VSS IS A CHARITABLE ORGANISATION THAT PROMOTES POSITIVE SOCIETAL CHANGE AMONGST THE DISADVANTAGED YOUTH, COMMUNITIES, AND ORGANISATIONS WORLDWIDE. WE ACHIEVE THIS BY CONNECTING ELITE PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS, MANAGERS, AND COACHES THROUGH VIRTUAL COMMUNICATION PLATFORMS TO FOCUS ON MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING THEMES.
TO EMPOWER, INSPIRE, AND EDUCATE THE NEXT GENERATION. THROUGH OUR INITIATIVES, WE AIM TO CREATE A GLOBAL IMPACT, FOSTERING WELL-BEING AND MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS, AND CONTRIBUTING TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR ALL, ESPECIALLY THE YOUTH FACING ADVERSITY.
Heather O'Reilly (USWNT Legend) made her exclusive VSS debut whilst speaking openly to 80+ elite female soccer players at the Nationals Girls Academy, USA about the pressure she felt and dealt with after the surprise call up to the USWNT squad at the early age of 17 to replace the legendary Mia Hamm!
Nate Chalobah answers a huge question from a secondary school student in Croydon, South London on the topic of gang culture and peer pressure. Watch how Nate responds by giving fantastic first hand advice on how the student should deal with peer pressure and the best way in making decisions for yourself to avoid being part of a gang.
On 10th February 2022, history was created with a huge collaboration between VSS x USWNT x U.S. Soccer for an exclusive event focusing on the theme 'Dare to Dream', which encompassed female empowerment and growth mindset with the iconic Sam Mewis (USWNT).
Tim Ream (Fulham FC) engages with the U.S. female soccer athletes about his biggest challenges in his career to date and how he got over those hurdles to achieve his dreams!
Marcus Bettinelli (Chelsea FC) joined us virtually to speak with the students at Raha International School, Abu Dhabi on how to deal with set backs and who his role model was growing up! All in aid of Children's Mental Health Week, raising awareness around mental health.
Neeskens Kebano (Fulham FC) engages with players @ Mugeta Soccer Academy in Tanzania, East Africa and explains to them why he gives back through the Neeskens Kebano Foundation to support the next generation.
César Azpilicueta (Chelsea FC Captain) interacts openly with over 600 High School students and faculty on the importance of having a growth mindset and how he deals with failure as a professional football player at the highest level. All in aid of Movember, whilst raising awareness around mental health.
Willy Caballero (VSS Board of Ambassadors) from Southampton FC engages with children in Tanzania virtually. A child in this clip asks Willy how he should deal with pressure in matches and Willy shares his real life coping mechanisms, inspiring the next generation.
Tim Ream (Fulham FC) speaks to the children in Tanzania alongside Willy Caballero. In this footage, Tim's asked the question on how he adapts as a central defender against centre forwards with pace such as Kylian Mbappé. Listen to Tim's reply on the importance of decision making and
when to challenge for the ball!
Martha Thomas (VSS Board of Ambassadors) interacts with children virtually on World Mental Health Day 2021 at the British International School Riyadh, Saudi Arabia focusing on the theme Growth Mindset and motivates the next generation to follow their dreams!
Tim Ream (Fulham FC) explains to the children how he and Fulham FC supported Rhys Porter (Fulham FC Fan) who was sadly subjected to online abuse. This extraordinary act of kindness by both Tim and Fulham FC was noted worldwide and even featured live on BBC Breakfast!
Steffen inspires the children at Raha International School, Abu Dhabi by giving them advice on the many ways you can tackle mental health and gives us a great insight into why he set up the VOYCENOW Foundation.
Pulisic virtually engages with the children at the British International School Riyadh, Saudi Arabia about how he copes with mental health and his personal project to support the next generation of soccer players in Hershey, Pennsylvania called the 'Pulisic Stomping Ground'.
Cairney interacts virtually with over 20 schools in the United Kingdom at our 'VSS UK Virtual Football Festival' focusing on the theme of online abuse and a new social media app that he's personally involved with called OPON to stop online abuse.
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