Soccer in the Streets has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
Part of Station Soccer programming includes soccer-driven leadership training, promoting employability among young people and creating a sustainable, competitive format through adult leagues. The project seeks to include community members across metro Atlanta by using downtown as a converging point for a new urban soccer culture. Using innovative ideas focused on inclusiveness and collaboration, the Station Soccer project aims to embrace and encourage the global nature of the game.
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.
As a talented youth player, she represented her state and her region in the Olympic Development Program, then went on to lead the University of Georgia to three straight appearances in the NCAA tournament from 2007-2009.
Soccer in the Streets announced today the ATL Nations Cup 2017, a fundraising tournament benefiting community programs for thousands of underserved children in metro Atlanta. The tournament, to be held on Sunday, July 30th at Grady Stadium