Neymar Jr. spent much of his childhood in the Jardim Glória neighborhood. The athlete and his family are deeply aware of the reality of those who live in a social vulnerability situation in the region and, therefore, they wanted to give back to society everything they lived and learned in Praia Grande. The athlete always had his family support at home, at school and on the pitch, which was essential for him to walk this path and achieve what few have achieved.
On the other hand, many of the children who grew up with him in Jardim Glória did not have this same structure and ended up being susceptible to the social problems existing in the area. With the Instituto’s presence in the city, Neymar Jr. and his familly offers new opportunities and access to information so that these young people and their families can have a chance at a better life inside and outside home.