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 Sports Diplomacy

In 2016, the Ali Center partnered with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Astana on a two-part sport diplomacy and character development program for Kazakhstan youth.  In March, the MAC conducted a comprehensive character development and leadership training for a delegation of youth boxers and coaches. In August, MAC educators traveled to Kazakhstan to implement programming at a sport leadership summer camp for youth boxers and coaches.  This exchange was part of the U.S. government’s efforts to reach under-served, marginalized, and at-risk youth populations in order to combat violent extremism, promote democracy, and human rights.



float like a butterfly program

Float Like a Butterfly

In 2017, the MAC partnered with the U.K.-based organization, Youth Charter, to pilot the “Float Like a Butterfly” Social Coach Leadership Program. In February, MAC Educators traveled to Manchester, England to train a cohort of formal and informal educators on the Character Education curriculum and action learning scenarios.  These educators have been supplied with a digital platform to track and evaluate program impact.  The MAC intends to expand this partnership to additional communities and geographic areas over the next 3 years.

For more information and how to bring MAC programs to your community, please contact Erin Herbert,

In the video below, Geoff Thompson, Founder and Executive Chair of Youth Charter (Manchester, U.K.) leads a high-level discussion with key stakeholders on how the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali can be translated into tools for community-building and violence prevention.

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