Team applications open for the Street Child World Cup 2026 in North America

April 30, 2024

Street Child United is pleased to announce the launch of team applications for the Street Child World Cup 2026, to be held in North America.

The Street Child World Cup brings together teams from around the globe to advocate for the rights of children living, working, and surviving in street situations and raise awareness of the issues they face.

The Street Child World Cup 2026 will be hosted in North America.

The Street Child World Cup 2026

The upcoming tournament, set to take place in North America, will provide a platform for street-connected young people to come together, share their stories, and call for change. The event will centre around a football tournament, played in a World Cup style format ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2026. Alongside football, participants enjoy a festival of art activities designed to promote identity, culture, and foster communication. The event will culminate in a General Assembly where teams will present their demands for change to the world; their messages will be shaped through child-friendly Congress sessions throughout the event.

Teams worldwide are encouraged to apply and be part of this transformative experience. The Street Child World Cup offers a unique opportunity for participants to represent their countries, connect with peers from around the world, and amplify their voices on a global stage.

Each (national) team is formed by an organisation working on the frontline to provide services and/or support to young people in street situations. Street Child United works with a range of organisations, including charitable, non-governmental (NGOs), community and sports, who work to support street-connected children.

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How to apply:

To apply, teams must meet certain eligibility criteria and demonstrate their commitment to the values of the Street Child World Cup, including teamwork, respect, and fair play. Applications are open starting May 1, 2024, and will close on July 1, 2024. Successful teams will be announced in September 2024 following a thorough selection process.

Before applying, please download the application handbook here 

For any questions of for more information please contact the team 

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