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Quakes in the Community: Rafa Baca stops by Kick, Lead & Dream soccer camp

20 June 3:01 pm

Quakes in the Community: Rafa Baca stops by Kick, Lead & Dream soccer camp

By Alice Schroeder

Rafa Baca stopped by the Kick, Lead and Dream Soccer Camp at Cherry Chase Elementary on Wednesday to talk to the campers about overcoming adversity and finding success.  

Baca shared his inspiring journey as a Mexican immigrant that moved to the states to attend school and become a successful soccer player.  Baca stressed the importance of education and college as the key to achieving your dreams.

At the end of his speech, Baca led the kids in chanting "Si Se Puede!" which translates to "Yes We Can!" in English. 

The Kick, Lead and Dream Initiative is a program where motivated teenagers serve as role models to at-risk kids.  The fun day camp provides an opportunity for the kids to hone their soccer skills while learning leadership skills from the teen mentors.  To find out more on the program visit: http://kldsoccer.com/