Boy With a Ball’s Priorities During Covid-19

As the global health community and the world come together to face the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to reach out and inform you of how Boy With a Ball is responding in this challenging time. Each decision we make is being guided by our commitment to putting the well-being of youth, their families, and their communities at […]

Chain of Love

It was my first semester at the University of North Georgia, and I was looking for a place to volunteer in the university’s volunteer fair. When I got to Boy With a Ball (BWAB)’s table, I met these two wonderful women that were asking so many questions about me, and that showed so much love […]

El Nino y la Bola Nicaragua is Born

In late 2009, the families of nine students made contact with Boy With a Ball’s Regional Director Josue Garcia looking for a way to keep their high-achieving young people in school. Difficult weather had left these families without the crops they need to survive and, as a result, trying to feed each person in the […]

Healing at the Tutoring Center

We met Cris toward the beginning of our time in Sarah Court. He has always been fun and full of energy. We’d always drop in and say hi to Cris and his family, and he eventually began coming to tutoring. Each week after tutoring, when we would drop the kids off at their apartments, Cris […]

And today, I am alive!

Years ago, Boy With a Ball’s first team in San Antonio, Texas met a young woman in foster care named Michelle.  Michelle was a beautiful girl with a fiery personality and impeccable sense of humor. As Michelle battled through the brokenness and wounds she had picked up along the way, our team did everything we […]

Joana’s story

In the first few days of 2007, a young woman named Joana, in her early twenties, came running out of the El Triangulo squatters settlement where she lived in San Jose, Costa Rica holding a crumpled list of school supplies in her hand. The cost of the school supplies on her list was around $200 […]

Love Your City Trips

THE MISSION HASN’T CHANGED… THE MISSIONARY MOVEMENT HAS LOVE YOUR CITY TRIPS POWERFULLY IMPACT THE WORLD WHILE SETTING YOUR CHURCH UP TO TRANSFORM YOUR OWN COMMUNITY Love Your City Trips invite you to experience the compassion and power of Jesus. You can walk into the narrow tin passageways of a squatters settlement in San José, […]

Seeking: World-Changers

Boy With a Ball is seeking out a handful of passionate, gifted and skilled individuals who deeply desire to change the world by reaching and developing young people. Just as superheroes join together in movies today, great leaders who yearn to find their place within collaborative teams of leaders where they can grow and accomplish […]

Growing Pains

My name is Ellen Banta and I am a BWAB summer intern. I am from central Ohio and heard about BWAB (Boy with a Ball), through mutual friends. I have grown up going to a Covenant Church in Columbus, OH. Many of the people from my church knew about, and had connections with the Covenant […]

What if Big Things Came From Small Moments?

Sometimes I think that impact is only in the big things: moments of revival, providing water sources to those who don’t have them, rebuilding shanties for families without a roof over their heads. Those things are beautiful. They are necessary. Yet I’m learning that impact is more. Mother Teresa once stated, “We can’t all do […]

No Time for First Day Jitters

Lydia Knapp interned with Boy With a Ball in Summer 2018. This post was written during the beginning of her internship.  The heat was unbearable. There were nineteen of us crowded under a tent for shade; Amari was sitting on top of me with Kimberly and Giselle sitting on either side. It added to the […]

Berkmar Students’ Increasing Velocity

An abundantly exciting time at Boy With a Ball, we, the Atlanta Team, are coming into our second month of the Velocity program for Berkmar High School. Velocity is a fun, relational mentoring program that pairs high school students with middle school students. While this program has allowed us to develop relationships with students, it also […]

Bridging the Language Gap

Bridges free us from the burden of gaps. They help us cross barriers that would otherwise hinder our ability to progress. The divide between people who speak different languages seems wide but is so simple to solve. Five of our Boy With a Ball team members volunteered at the Berkmar High School Parents’ Night in […]

About Atlanta, Our Home

It was 2013 when Boy With a Ball Global found a new home in metro Atlanta, a city unique in its identity. Atlanta, known as the city in the forest, home to the world’s largest airport, a major film industry, a place for artists, for athletes, for families, for many, became home to us, too. […]

For the Young People of Historic Dorchester

There were once eight people in the Boston neighborhood of Historic Dorchester when it was founded in 1630. This small group of Puritans were key figures in the founding of the nation. Dorchester, too, carried it’s significance and continued on to become Boston’s largest and most populous neighborhood, spanning six square miles and producing a […]

Remembering Josh

Honoring the Life of Josh Woodruff, Key Member of BWAB Community Joshua Parker Woodruff first came to Boy With a Ball as a recent high school graduate waiting to attend Harvard University. He emerged from the San Jose, Costa Rica airport with golden hair, a million watt smile and a duffle bag filled with macaroni […]

A Different Kind of Gift

On Atlanta’s West side, a young woman gripped by a world of pleasure, fast money, and exotic dancing stands at the door to the room in which she sleeps and works. She’s come back from ending her second pregnancy. She teeters on an edge. On one side, the path stretches far, spirals downward. It grows […]

The Dentists Who Fix Teeth & Lift Hearts

BOY WITH A BALL TEAMS AGAIN WITH MICHIGAN DENTAL MINISTRY TO PROVIDE CLINIC IN MANAGUA On Saturday, April 4, 2015, Boy With a Ball staff members Jamie Johnson, Anna Currie and Joy Sheraden will travel to Managua, Nicaragua to meet a Michigan-based dental ministry led by Ed and Sue Liebenthal and Tom Kasten and to […]

The Story of Two Girls and a Slum

THE POWERFUL STORY OF CATA, GLORI, KARLA AND THE PRECARIO In San Jose, Costa Rica, like so many places in the world, wealthy, powerful people do not spend time in high-risk, high-poverty neighborhoods. So on a Saturday morning in 2008, when Glori and Cata, students at Costa Rica’s finest private school, volunteered with Boy With […]

A Small Family Making a Big Impact

HOW AN ARCHITECT, A LAWYER AND A LITTLE BOY ARE TRANSFORMING NICARAGUA Life is a little different for Erlin and Yovel Alvarez and their little boy, Andrew. They live between two volcanoes on an island in Nicaragua filled with mangoes, large pigs and horse-drawn carriages. Yet they are leading a team of high-impact leaders who […]