Ambassador: Akeem Vargas
Main Life Skills: Developing Respect, Creating Ambition, Instilling the Benefits of Team Spirit
About the program: Alba Berlin’s One Team Program is part of the youth program of the club that was implemented in Gesundbrunnen-Grundschule, an elementary school situated in one of Berlin’s most problematic districts, Berlin-Wedding. Most of the pupils come from deprived families and the level of immigrants is one of the highest in the city. The One Team Program is run during regular physical education lessons. This ensures the attendance of the children and gives them the opportunity to participate in an all-year-round program including games and tournaments, as well as attending the first team games. Alba Berlin coaches work 16 hours a week to reduce violent behaviour.