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led2play, local to global

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led2play is an amazing Service Learning Journey that combines your servant heart with the inner child that we all have. From our younger days, we have wondered if play could be a vehicle that could make a lasting impact in the lives of other people. It can and it does! It is the purest form of serving. The smiles, the stories, the friendships, the meals afterwards; some of our most favorite moments come from being led2play with someone else. Give a little, play a little, play it forward... 

World-renowned soccer player, Jackie Bachteler, partnered with Co-founder, Nancy Cummings, to create meaningful Service Journeys combining sport, play and service activies.

Jackie adds passion and purpose to her sport.  She is a trainer, coach, mentor and friend to children and students across the globe.  Bridging her playing style with her teaching technique, she has created the "soccer dance" and has elevated soccer to a brand new level.  Having competed as a professional player in the U.S., Sweden, and Finland, Jackie has enriched the lives of countless people all around the world. 

Starting in January, 2014, led2serve launched a monthly led2play program. Jackie will lead the way and help coordinate led2play in the coming years.  Other sports and games will be added to the calendar as more leaders emerge.  Do you have a passion for play?  If so, we are looking for individuals and teams who will join our long-term effort of bringing led2play Service Journeys to Costa Rica and other parts of the globe.

A typical led2play week will start by serving and playing at several community partner village schools. Our goal will be to serve the children and communities by teaching, mentoring and coaching through sport and play. We will also participate in community service projects such as helping to paint a school or creating curriculum for the village teachers. You will have 2 days for adventures in each community during the week to enjoy time off. On your last day, we will have a community sports day where the students and their families can demonstrate what they learned through our model of "play it forward."

Bring your passion, purpose, education and serving hearts directly into these communities! led2play Journeys are perfect for the sports enthusiast or someone who wants to understand how to incorporate play with fun, exciting and meaningful ways to serve others.

 

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Looking Ahead

Wed Nov 26 - Wed Nov 26
Thankful to Serve (FULL)
Freeport, Nebraska
Wed Mar 04 - Fri Mar 06
All Saints' Academy ~ 7th grade
Ocala, Florida
Wed Mar 04 - Sat Mar 07
All Saints' Academy ~ 8th Grade
Key Largo, Florida
Sat Jul 11 - Sat Jul 18
Service Misson (Rash)
Santa Teresa & Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
Sat Jul 11 - Sat Jul 18
Women's Adventure & Serve
La Fortuna, Nuevo Arenal, Monteverde
Sat Jul 18 - Sat Jul 25
Campus Ministries/Alumni (KWU)
Costa Rica
Sat Jul 18 - Sat Jul 25
International Leader Training
Costa Rica
Sun Aug 09 - Fri Aug 14
Service Mission
Ocala, Florida
Sat Aug 15 - Sat Dec 05
Fall Semester Internship
Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
Sat Oct 10 - Sat Oct 17
Wesleyan Journey
Key Largo, Florida

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