Our mission is to provide all children, regardless of economic circumstances, with the opportunity to develop to their full potential through the joy of soccer. IFA North is the most affordable club in the region.
Our Financial Aid Program provides a 50% scholarship to qualifying families. Children from families with incomes at or below 185% of the Federal poverty level are eligible. For 2023-2024, that means a family of four earning $55,500 annually or less will qualify. We use the school lunch program as a quick reference. Families on Free or Reduced Lunch at school qualify for our financial assistance.
For the 2023-2024 seasons, we are providing assistance to approximately 25% of our academy and travel players. That means over 90 families in our club receive help, which amounts to over $33,000 in scholarships. To continue to offer quality programs while remaining affordable to all, we need your support.
In alignment with our ongoing commitment to provide a top-notch soccer environment for our membership and the community, IFA North has developed a plan to address the club's year-round needs by delivering a combination of new and improved facilities.
The plan includes two phases.
Phase I involves upgrading our current outdoor fields. Currently only 12 of our 28 acres have irrigation. As the club has grown in recent years, we have become increasingly reliant on the non-irrigated portions of our fields. Phase I calls for installing an irrigation system in these remaining 16 acres. This will ensure a high-quality playing surface for all of our programs throughout the fall and spring seasons. Phase I also includes purchasing four new goals and corner flags to accommodate our growing numbers.