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703 WARRIORS

BUILD UNITY, TRANSFROM LIVES!

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🧬 Who We Are

Every kid deserves a level playing field.

We develop and inspire youth from diverse backgrounds into resilient leaders of character ready toWINat life.


🚧 What We Do

Tear down barriers.

40% of kidsare left behind because families cannot afford the costs or uber their kid to all activities. Additionally,1 in 3 kidslack a role model in their lives.

We take a 3 pronged approach to pursue our mission:
1️⃣ Youth Development
2️⃣ Community Fitness
3️⃣ Competitive Soccer


πŸ’₯ Current Impact in 2024

We are excited to grow and serve more!

1401

Volunteer Hours

277

Kids Mentored

43

Unique Volunteers
Youth Development Event photo with participants

Testimonials

Marcel loves soccer and we’ve never been able to give him this opportunity that he has now because we honestly can’t afford it.-Ashlee P.
The youth development event was beautiful... My daughter asked me to take her back when we got home because she felt very welcome!-Mariam A.
Such a great event where kids can play futbol...and learn mentorship, online safety, & other skills that they need.-Hector M.
Youth Development Event photo with participants

🧩 How we are WINNING

Annual programs that are flexible and accessible.

1️⃣ Youth Development
β˜… 6 Community events
β˜… Life skills training such as financial literacy, online safety, team building, peer pressure resistance, and mentorship
β˜… Open to kids 6-11

2️⃣ Community Fitness
β˜… 45 workouts for kids to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and stay fit
β˜… 80-minutes of strength, agility, and speed training
β˜… Open to kids 7-11

3️⃣ Competitive Soccer
β˜… 6-7 Tournaments
β˜… 2 soccer practices for 90-minutes each week
β˜… Open to kids 8-11




πŸ“ HQ in Arlington, VA

Serving the DMV (National Capital Area).

Map of the 495 Beltway, which is our primary service area

⭐ Milestones

To keep ourselves on track with our mission.

Enhance Inclusivity and Accessibility
β€’ Increase participation by 20%.

Foster Diverse Participation
β€’ Achieve 15% increase in female representation.

Execute Targeted Outreach
β€’ Conduct 6 outreach events.
β€’ Grow social media presence by 30%.

Strengthen Community Engagement
β€’ Quarterly engagements for at least 50 kids.

Develop Partnerships
β€’ Establish partnerships with three more orgs.
β€’ Collaborate with partners to lead programming.

Implement Effective Youth Development
β€’ Conduct bi-annual assessments to track progress.




πŸ‘€ About the Team

"YOU GIVE BUT LITTLE WHEN YOU GIVE OF YOUR POSSESSIONS. IT IS WHEN YOU GIVE OF YOURSELF THAT YOU TRULY GIVE."
-KAHLIL GIBRAN

Our founder, Anees Merzi, grew up in Oceanside, CA to Lebanese and Samoan heritage. He has a bold vision to revolutionize competitive youth soccer across the US.

picture of Anees Merzi, the founder of 703 Warriors SC
picture of board member, Dania Merzi

Dania Merzi, President
πŸŽ“ MBA, Georgetown University
πŸ’Ό Sales Compensation Planning
πŸ’‘ Second generation American

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Faezeh Raei, Treasurer
πŸŽ“ PhD, UT-Austin
πŸ’Ό Lending Policy Programs
πŸ’‘ First generation American

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Marcus Hilton, Board Member
πŸŽ“ BS, United States Military Academy
πŸ’Ό Network Transformation Consultant
πŸ’‘ Former D1 Athlete

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Garrett Gehrer, Board Member
πŸŽ“ MA, University of Oklahoma
πŸ’Ό Global Ops Manager
πŸ’‘ Sustainability guru

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Jordan Gardiner, Board Member
πŸŽ“ BA, National University
πŸ’Ό Wealth Management Advisor
πŸ’‘ Partnership whisperer

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Hasan Ghaleb, Board Member
πŸŽ“ BA, George Mason University
πŸ’Ό Planning & Resource Management
πŸ’‘ Youth soccer expert


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