Matt Streng Matt Streng, Senior Youth Development Advisor Matt Streng’s stories International Youth Day: Five ways we're helping young people change the world Read about the young people we’ve met and what they’re doing to transition themselves toward adulthood — and their countries toward peace and development. Kenya: Using sports to ignite global youth potential After being shot in the chest with an arrow, David was forced to wait nearly two weeks for treatment. Lack of medical resources wasn't the problem — even though an ambulance took David almost immediately to the hospital, members of an opposing tribe refused to operate on him. Celebrating Peace Day with major league soccer Using Sports to Support Youth It's not the classroom, or the doctor's office, or some other site where you might expect to find traumatized children receiving supportive services. Mercy Corps believes that athletic fields and playgrounds can be the place where emotional recovery takes place.