We at LEAD are concerned about the safety of our Liberian and Moroccan student-athletes amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. On March 19, our Executive Director reviewed the situation with Jill Ellis, 2-time World Cup Champion coach and LEAD advisor. Jill came away inspired to act. The following is her message to LEAD's community.

Hi Everyone,

As we think about family, friends, and community, I want to make sure we don't lose sight of what is happening at LEAD’s academies in both Liberia and Morocco. COVID-19 has now reached both countries, forcing the academies to close school and cancel all activities. This means 151 boys and girls now lack access to food, drinking water, medical supplies, and other basic necessities.

I ask you to join me in giving whatever you can to support the academies and provide the necessary care to our students.   

I have started with a pledge of $2,500. If we raise $30,000, we will ensure our students have all of their basic needs met for the next two months. Will you join me?

- Jill

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We at LEAD are concerned about the safety of our Liberian and Moroccan student-athletes amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. On March 19, our Executive Director reviewed the situation with Jill Ellis, 2-time World Cup Champion coach and LEAD advisor. Jill came away inspired to act. The following is her message to LEAD's community.

Hi Everyone,

As we think about family, friends, and community, I want to make sure we don't lose sight of what is happening at LEAD’s academies in both Liberia and Morocco. COVID-19 has now reached both countries, forcing the academies to close school and cancel all activities. This means 151 boys and girls now lack access to food, drinking water, medical supplies, and other basic necessities.

I ask you to join me in giving whatever you can to support the academies and provide the necessary care to our students.   

I have started with a pledge of $2,500. If we raise $30,000, we will ensure our students have all of their basic needs met for the next two months. Will you join me?

- Jill