Financial Literacy & Referee Education in Partnership with Pathways Financial Credit Union F3, in partnership with Pathways Financial Credit Union, hosted Referee and Financial Literacy Education for our youth officials.
Youth referees as young as 14 years old will soon be back out at Pathways Park, officiating games in F3's recreational soccer program, Columbus East Soccer Association (CESA). Officials can make up to $250 - $300 refereeing on a CESA soccer weekend.
Education Specialist, Jessica Bennett, Joins the F3 Family
Jessica Bennett is a literacy and mindfulness tutor for kids who are neurodiverse, and is an author. Jessica has her Ph.D. in Special Education and is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher. She is currently writing and implementing a revised curriculum for our after school program at Eakin Elementary. She is also in the process of assisting F3 to evaluate our current after school soccer and literacy program so that it is in alignment with the Science of Literacy requirements under Connor’s Dyslexia Law (which goes into effect for 2023 - 2024 school year in Ohio).
Soccer & Literacy programming taking place in 32 classrooms in Central Ohio.
F3's soccer and literacy programs continue to expand in Central Ohio. F3 now provides in-school and after school programming to early childhood centers, elementary and middle schools, and high school ESL classrooms.
Its Soccer and Literacy for Littles program, first developed in partnership with SproutFive, can now be found in kindergarten classrooms. F3 expects to be in at least 50 classrooms by the Fall 2023 semester.
Environmental Awareness Program awarded grant funding from the Harding-Buller Foundation of Worthington. F3's Environmental Awareness Program was awarded grant funding from the Harding-Buller Foundation of Worthington to provide subsidized gardening, nutrition, and environmental awareness programming in Pathways Park’s learning garden.
F3 will be providing its Sprouts program to partner organization, Ohio Youth Academy (OYA) Under 6 and Under 8 age groups after their training sessions. Director of OYA, Mohamed Hilowle, is very excited to pilot this program with his organization.
LCFL begins its 23rd season in Kenya, while CESA is just a few weeks away from kicking off in Columbus, Ohio. The Likoni Community Football League (LCFL) kicked off earlier this month, marking 12 straight years of competition in Mombasa, Kenya. Under 13, Under 15, and Under 17 age groups will be competing in the LCFL's 23rd season.
At the same time, F3's recreational program, Columbus East Soccer Association (CESA), founded in 1984, is celebrating 39 straight years of competition. CESA's Spring season begins on April 1st, 2023.