Kickstart is a new soccer program aimed at helping adults of all ages and people with mental health needs within our community.
OGA Kickstart is partnering with groups to offer weekly soccer sessions at Highland Park Commons. These group homes are considered Supportive Housing and they seek to provide permanent, safe affordable housing to individuals who are homeless and are experiencing symptoms of mental illness. Kickstart was started to offer members of the supportive housing community a chance to increase their daily activity and to feel included as a member of the community.
Meet The Kickstart Team
OGA Kickstart FOunder
Chris has more than 15 years of experience working with adults and youth using sports and music to educate. Before partnering with OGA and creating Kickstart Chris earned his bachelor’s in Social Work from UTC and currently works for the Chattanooga Fire Department.
OGA Kickstart SENIOR COACH
Jonathan's love of culture and travel stems from his formative years living in Paraguay. He graduated from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in Health and Human Performance and currently lives and works in the Highland Park neighborhood with his wonderful wife, Kacie, and their two dogs, Luna and Sadie. He is a great lover of the outdoors and spends as much time as possible in the woods. He is grateful for his role in the community as the Director of the Highland Park Commons for the last three and a half years and is grateful for the incredible opportunity to be shaped and create new culture alongside all the unique humans that make up our city.
If you are interested in becoming an OGA Kickstart sponsor contact Chris Precise at firstname.lastname@example.org