We ignite hope.

Ignite International (est. 2003) exists to ignite generational cycles of hope one life at a time through the universal language of sport. For over 20 years we have led a movement empowering athletes, coaches, educators, and everyday heroes to become forces of impact through leadership and character development. Our unique approach to training delivers practical strategies to empower elite achievers and values-driven dreamers to transform nations.

The language of sport transcends even the most diverse contexts, connecting humanity by a delicate tether between shared adversity and the power to overcome. The language of sport contains strategies that can turn loss into victory and pain into gain. The language of sport creates a culture of belonging for the development and empowerment of others.

Impact Statement
"It's time for people to understand that Ignite is not just teams who visit. Ignite is who we are." ~ Rene Quintana, Head Coach | Nicaragua National Volleyball Team
One life at a time
We deliver holistic coaching and mentorship through three independent, but interrelated components:
Workshops, and events to empower teens and adults with practical skills to break the intergenerational cycles of trauma and ignite cycles of hope.
Leadership development training systems delivered in-person and online through a values-focused holistic curricular framework.
Service experiences that personalize the application of sports concepts empowering individuals to strengthen communities and transform nations.
What People Are Saying
  • Swan Mendoza
    Nicaragua Beach VB Champion
    2021 Pre-Olympic Qualifier
    2019 World Championships
    2019 Pan American Games
    You were the first in sports who made me see how much we are loved by God and that if we try hard enough we can achieve our goals. Above all, we must use our blessings and knowledge to help others.
  • Rudy Suwara
    USA Olympic Volleyball Team
    1968, 1972, 1996
    In all my experiences as both an Olympic player and coach, I was constantly amazed at the goodness of all peoples and their love of sports. I hope you are able to help Judy Fox reach her dream of bringing the spirit of God and sports together. You will be helping give young people the opportunity to reach their dreams.
  • Claudia Baltodano
    Ignite National Director, Nicaragua
    Director, Donna Holland School
    With Ignite partnering with us we're not only educating students for a year, we are changing generations and making a better country. Having Ignite partner with us, our students' view of life, their view of goals, and their view of dreams becomes something different. It becomes more reachable.
You can make a difference.

When you support Ignite financially, you are equally a part of the team as every person who goes.

Set up a monthly gift or make a special donation. You may also donate by Text, Venmo, or by mailing a check.
Join our team or be an MVP Ambassador and invite influencers in your sphere to become financial supporters.
Donate to one of our sponsorship opportunities or Invite your company to give a corporate donation.
Your generosity in action...
With the generous support of heroes like you, we deliver transformational training to develop tomorrow's leaders through athletic, educational, and youth empowerment agencies, and more. Below are some of the partners your giving impacts:
Ancianos Coronodos
Bethlehem Bible College
Blossom Gardens Children's Home
Boaco Volleyball Association
Chontales Volleyball Association
Carazo Volleyball Association
Casa Alianza
Children's Ministry International
Colegio San José Matagalpa
Colegio San José Jinotepe
Cuba National Training Center
Diyar Academy of Children & Youth
Diyar Women's Football Club
Diyar Volleyball Club
Donami Sports
Donna Holland School
Eastside Boys & Girls Club
Flanker Resource Centre
Future Factory Cape Town
Genesis Center
Holy Land Trust
Hope Farm
Iglesia Elevate
Iglesia Mundo De Fe
ISLT Sports Leadership Training
Israel Volleyball Association
Jamaica Basketball Federation
Jamaica Link
Jeremiah 29:11 Ministry
Jinotega Volleyball Association
Jinotepe Volleyball Association
La Villa Familiar
Liberia Volleyball Federation
Linxys Basketball Club
Mary's Home
Matagalpa Volleyball Association
Maxwell Park Children's Home
Melody House
Maccabi Volleyball Club
Mission Wrestling
Nazareth Baptist School
Nazareth Village
Nehemiah Builds
NCCAA
Nicaragua Basketball Federation
Nicaragua Olympic Committee
Nicaragua Volleyball Federation
Puerto Rico Volleyball Association
Roots Renewal Ranch
Safe Cities Cape Town
Salvatorian Sisters School
Schools #1, 3, 5, 6 in Beslan, Russia
School of Champions Puerto Vallarta
SOS Children's Village Monrovia
SOS Children's Village Barrett Town
SOS Children's Village Beit Sahour
Springs of Hope Foundation
St. James Infirmary Montego Bay
Tabernaculó de Adoración Familiar
Tipitapa Volleyball Association
UCA Soccer
UCA Volleyball
UNAN Basketball
Universidad De Caribe
University of Managua
University of Western Cape
Villa Esperanza
Wesleyan Academy
West Haven Home for Disabled
YMCA Monrovia
Youth Crime Watch Jamaica
There isn't a single heart that Ignite won't touch and drastically change forever.
~ Jessica B. | Ignite Athlete ~