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 August 12, 2013 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 August 10, 2012 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 September 21, 2011 Mercy Corps taps into soccer's popularity and convening power to engage young people and their communities for positive change. We call these programs Sport for Change. Using Sports to Support Youth May 7, 2008 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.