Last Tuesday was a special day for Soccer in the Streets. After all, it is not every day that you are able to showcase to Major League Soccer (MLS) the most innovative soccer project in America.
At Soccer in the Streets, it’s about more than just the game. The fundamentals of the sport are important, but so are the building blocks of the player. Pairing the two to teach the essentials of soccer while also fostering the personal development of the individual, the nonprofit works with undeserved youth to foster a love of the game, all while teaching important life skills.
I am Yuichiro Ohno, a student from Economic Faculty of Keio University, Japan. I am currently completing a six week internship at Soccer in the Streets. Soccer in the Streets is a local non-profit organization that empowers youth in Atlanta through soccer, character development, and employability programs based on the premise that all children should have an equal opportunity to succeed.
streetfootballworld' hosted one of the most influential ‘soccer for good’ conventions of 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The event brought together experts with more than 100 years of collective experience in using football as a tool for change. 30 organizations from 10 countries gathered for an exciting weekend of knowledge exchange and collaboration. Atlanta was the perfect setting for this iconic summit.
Atlanta United will host the seventh annual ATL Champions League 2017, one of 'Soccer in the Streets' traditional fundraising events. The tournament - to be held on May 21st at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground - is expected to break participation records from past tournaments, as it is slated to grow from 12 to 16 participating teams, with an average of 240 players hitting the pitch.