Having established itself as one of the country’s leading soccer camps, where girls discover their greatness on and off the field, Berky is taking on a new challenge – to positively impact the broader soccer community. We share that commitment with many like-minded individuals and organizations. Together, we are Berky United.
We are using our resources to enhance the lives of soccer-loving girls everywhere, regardless of socio-economic or other differences. Our efforts not only help the broader community, they also strengthen our own by fostering diversity and inclusion.
Berky United Partners and Efforts to Date
Camper Scholarship Programs
Working with our camp families and partner organizations, we identify and provide free or deeply discounted Academy experiences to girls who could not otherwise afford them. In 2024, we are tripling our scholarship funds. Among the recipients will be:
- 2 female soccer players from Focus for a Future
- 6-8 female soccer players from America Scores- Boston Scores
- 2 female soccer players from Taconic Hills Middle School modified team
- 4 female soccer players recommended by our Berky Families
Supporting Under-Resourced Youth Soccer
In summer 2023, we collected from camp families five large boxes of cleats and soccer gear. We donated them to JWS of Western Mass, a Springfield, Massachusetts affiliate of Soccer Without Borders. This summer we will again collect equipment from our Berky Families.
In Summer 2022 & 2023, we partnered with Right to Dream to give summer coaching opportunities to players in their program.
In Summer 2024, we will host the Taconic Hills Girls Middle School Modified Team for a deeply discounted pre-season training camp.
Our Berky United Partners
Learn more about the Berky United Partners, or see how we work with them individually. Soccer Without Borders, America Scores, Boston Scores, Right to Dream, Taconic Hills Central School District, and Focus for a Future.
Soccer Without Borders
Soccer Without Borders proactively works to eliminate financial, social, logistical, and cultural barriers to help its participants get on the soccer field. Read more…
Right To Dream
Right to Dream blends elite football training with world-class education and character development, allowing student-athletes to develop not just as elite footballers, but as leaders and changemakers. Read more…
America SCORES serves over 13,000 students at more than 300 public and charter schools in 11 major cities. Read more…
Taconic Hills Central School District
Mary Barbato, a 1986 Taconic Hills High School graduate, recently returned to her hometown and signed on to coach the Girl’s Modified Soccer team. Read More…
Focus For a Future
Focus For a Future provides underserved youth with full-tuition scholarships to for-profit sleepaway and day camps. Read more…