Academy 11 Projects

We want to thank you for your continued support this year, and update you on some of our projects that are taking shape thanks to the hard work of our volunteers and staff in Ghana! View last year’s update here.

Welcome Emmanuel - our new Resident Education Coordinator!

Academy 11 Ghana is excited to announce the hiring of Emmanuel Adjei-Kesson to fill the new position of Resident Education Coordinator!

Emmanuel comes to us as a very experienced paraprofessional, and thanks to A11 donors, he will reside full-time at the Academy 11 Clubhouse & Education Center. Emmanuel will be overseeing tutoring, school outreach and coordination, and the individualized education plans of our student-athletes at all ages of development. For players seeking scholarships to US colleges, he will coordinate SAT prep, mock exams, and communications with admissions offices abroad.

Emmanuel has joined us on a six-month contract, with the hope that we can extend it to two years based on funding. His impact on our students, and by extension their families, will be profound.

Follow @academy11ghana on Instagram to updates on all our projects!

Next Chapters - Opportunities for our Graduates

In 2019 we formed our first teams at Academy 11, with a focus on younger players to develop them on and off the pitch. Now we have our first group ready to seek greater opportunities, with players in communication with European clubs and US Colleges for potential moves this year.

Using the Veo system we partnered with in 2023, we have been able to record our games and use this footage not only for player development, but also to showcase the players’ talents through highlight videos to scouts and coaches both at European professional clubs and US colleges. This has allowed our players to gain much greater exposure and create more opportunities for them to get recruited as a professional or as a student athlete.

Thanks to all the donors who have helped our players over the years and we look forward to the exciting next steps.

Your Support is Critical

Our players continue to show great progress and are playing some outstanding football while also achieving success in the classroom. The addition of more support staff and to provide greater opportunities for our players is only possible through your generous donations!

We cannot thank you enough for your help in the past, and we hope that you can continue to support our continued growth by donating here. Thank you!