350 boys and girls from Queens take part in festival as part of Barça Foundation’s social inclusion program
This is the first edition of the Foundation’s inclusion program featuring the ‘FutbolNet’ methodology in the United States and with the support of Goya Foods and the Department of Education.
Discover how FutbolNet changes children's life in Queens
It all happened on the sports grounds at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the morning and brought together all of the children that have taken part in this first season of the Barça Foundation program using the same FutbolNet methodology being used at the moment in almost 53 different countries, and most especially in Catalonia, where the program was set up in 2011.
This is the first season-long edition of the scheme in the United States and has involved pupils from four public schools in Queens: IS 5 The Walter Crowley Intermediate School, IS 61 Leonardo da Vinci, Q277, Hunters Point Campus and The Riverview School. The latter is a special education school for children with mental disabilities.
There have been two sessions a week since November at each of these schools, and the centers have responded in a highly positive manner, as has the Department of Education and also the physical education teachers that have been giving the FutbolNet sessions after receiving special training from specialists from the Barça Foundation.