DSS Holiday Drive for The Fugees

Merry Happy Contentmas.

Dirty South Soccer is raising money for Fugees Family through the power of content. We'll post the content, you help us raise some money. We promise this is a fair trade. At the very least, The Fugees deserve your help.

Every day, for 25 days of Contentmas, we'll be posting something new and hopefully unique to DSS. Even if you don't like what we post, you can still help out. And here's why you should.

According to their website (https://www.fugeesfamily.org/):

"In 2004, Coach Luma Mufleh started a Fugees team to provide refugee boys with free access to organized soccer. Her devotion to the boys extended beyond the soccer field and she found ways to support their lives in their new country through schooling and soccer. The Fugees Academy is the nation’s only school dedicated to refugee education. Our flagship campus in Atlanta has received SAIS and SACS accreditation, blending creative teaching with academic fundamentals, interwoven with leadership and character building.

Sports remains a key to the success of the children, and the organization’s programming includes year-round soccer for students at campuses in both Atlanta, Georgia and Columbus, Ohio. 

The Fugees Academy has a unique goal, to educate refugee children in an environment that understands their unique challenges. These children are left behind in a traditional public school system. They come to the United States after being forced to flee their home countries. Most have lived through traumatic experiences and have spent time in refugee camps, where education is neither a priority nor an option.

Once settled in the US, these children are behind their peers, both academically and socio-economically. Many have never had any formal schooling, and their parents are often unable to read or write in their native language or English. Lacking the support and guidance they need to succeed in traditional public schools, these refugee children drop out of school and never learn English, develop fundamental academic skills, or identify themselves as a valuable part of American society.

The Fugees Academy attends to the needs of these children, who, at 14 might read at a kindergarten level, if at all. It offers children a bridge from isolation to socialization and learning. The school strives to give its students the support, guidance, and direct instruction necessary to put them on a path to better adjustment, high school graduation, and further successes. Our programming has demonstrated that in a highly structured environment where rules and expectations are clear, and creativity and individuality are nurtured, refugee children don’t just catch up – they become stellar performers who can meet rigorous academic standards."

For reference: 

$50 = Snacks for 1 School for 1 Week
$150 = Full Soccer Uniform for 1 Student
$500 = After School Tutoring Support for 1 Week

We're looking to raise $1717. We've raised over $5,000 through past efforts for The Fugees, and we hope we're once again severely underestimating you. 

So let's do something good this holiday season. Contentmas is upon us.  Act accordingly.


  • Kristin Smith
    • $217 
    • 4 yrs


J. Sam Jones
Athens, GA
Fugees Family, Inc.
Registered nonprofit
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