15-year-old Chris is one of many refugee youth Soccer In The Streets works with. When he was eight years old, Chris moved from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the U.S. Today, he plays soccer with Soccer In The Streets weekly.
Soccer in the Streets today announced it has been awarded a $24,000 grant from the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the national model for sports-based youth development programs in underserved communities. This grant is intended to fund the Station Soccer Club Program, an initiative to provide access to quality free youth programming utilizing mass transit systems. Soccer in the Streets was one of five organizations to receive a grant.