Zalgiris Kaunas continues the implementation of the social project One Team and announces the cooperation with a new partner - the Association of Lithuanian Children’s Day Care Centers, which brings together young people from socially vulnerable families.
As in previous years, the participants of the project gather for live meetings in Zalgirio Arena’s practice area. The sessions focus on developing different life skills - leadership, teamwork, responsibility, stress management, etc.
One of the key factors for the success of a One Team project is its continuity. One Team works for 8-12 weeks with each group, with each meeting developing different skills in the young people. This helps them to integrate more easily into society and allows them to apply different skills to their daily lives.
“We can already see changes in the young people's behavior after the first session. When we first meet, many of them are withdrawn, shy because they don't know each other. But each time the participants reveal themselves more and more, they show their strengths and are no longer afraid to make mistakes”, says project coordinator Andra Kniukstaite.
This season’s group is not only eager to take part in the activities, but they are also particularly fond of playing basketball, so the opportunity to train in the same space as the Zalgiris players gives them even more motivation and inspiration.
At each meeting, the participants are treated to a special programme prepared by Zalgiris staff and reinforced with advice from the Euroleague Basketball. Discussions, engaging games, new challenges, peer support - these are just some of the things that are given time and attention during the sessions.