Refugee Soccer is a social impact effort created and managed by Bridges To Your Best, LLC (a Utah-based for-profit company) and Bridges To America, Inc. (a Utah-based non-profit company) under the leadership and vision of founder, Adam Miles.
The mission of Bridges To America is two-fold:
1) Legally REUNITE African families to the USA by providing financial assistance for airfare and other travel expenses;
2) EMPOWER and educate young adults and youth through soccer.
We do this through two related programs: one local and one overseas.
- Save-A-Thon For Africa was launched in 2012 by our founder and his daughter, Kylie Miles in Ghana, West Africa. This program focuses on engaging American young women to visit Africa to provide soccer-related motivation, resources, and ideas to enable African youth to solve their own problems and inspire them to take ownership of their futures. This work is now primarily conducted in Africa’s largest democracy, Nigeria, West Africa and involves soccer clinics, humanitarian work and socccer tournaments called the Bridges Cup for the local youth run by American volunteers. Eventually the company aims to build a self-sustaining Save-A-Thon School for Girls there.
- Refugee Soccer, launched in Summer of 2016, is a unique effort here in the USA designed to connect Refugees with the Mainstream community through soccer. We employ the same engagement model we have proven in Africa to engage local refugee youth and mainstream youth here in the USA. This effort promotes mutual understanding and respect through the shared and deep love of soccer.
Bridges To America, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Tax ID: 27-2772621.
Bridges To Your Best is an international training and consulting company focused on engaging future and current leaders (in business, academics, athletics) in both Africa and refugees/immigrants here in the USA to help them become their very best.
What does BRIDGES stand for? BRIDGES represents 7 principles of optimal human performance:
About Adam Miles
Adam Miles is an experienced Wall Street advisor that has been serving venture capitalists, corporations, and high net worth individuals for years. He has worked for some of the world’s largest and finest firms in finance. Prior to his career as a financial professional Adam worked for global powerhouse, Honda Motor Co. in both the USA and Japan in various capacities including new model cost control and government relations. While staying extremely busy as an advisor Adam founded the humanitarian start-up, Bridges To America, Inc.
Personal Adam has lived numerous years outside the USA on several expatriate assignments, and is fluent in spoken and written Japanese. His home base is Utah but he travels extensively. He has four amazing children, and two great sons-in-law. He will become a very young grandfather in late 2016. He loves running, skiing, mountain biking and tennis and loves spending time with his children and often includes them in his business ventures. Adam loves to say “In Africa, it takes so little to do so much.” It is this view that provides him and his team the most extraordinary and fulfilling return on investment of time, capital, and heart.