The Goal was founded to reclaim and provide children and youth with alternative activities to meet their developmental needs. Eldorado Park's children, like many other communities are threatened by a diverse social ills and innovative solutions are required to create safe spaces for children and youth. The Goal believed that through football social transformation is a possibility. The Goal started out by implementing the Grassrootsoccer life skills and informal small sided football games and reached thousands of learners through our school partnership programme. The team soon realized that we needed to redefine our priorities and structure our programmes to meet the challenges our children and youth were facing. Children in most communities are vulnerable after school and that block of time became a focus and our flagship after school programme emerged through this reality.