What we do
Soccer in the Streets has a vision that all children will have the opportunity to succeed. We pursue leveling the playing field for all, affording access to the sport regardless of race, gender, religion, or socio-economic status. We strive to integrate our communities, intertwining efforts from corporations, education systems, government, non-profits, and community leaders to better the lives of children through soccer. Our organization serves in a holistic and comprehensive way, reaching kids on and off the field, through soccer training and competition, in small-group classroom sessions, through hands-on experiences and activities, and participation in youth leadership councils.
HOW WE DO IT
Soccer in the Streets’ philosophy is founded on four values that govern the direction of the organization. The four values are respect, perseverance, enjoyment, and empowerment. We create a fun and challenging environment where youth have the opportunity to learn and succeed on and off of the soccer field for a lifetime. This opportunity is offered through trusting relationships between players and coaches, who serve as mentors.
Our organization recognizes that an integrated, program-wide curriculum is important for optimal individual-centered development. Our curriculum is holistic in nature. We are in the business of developing the full individual on and off of the field of play through the medium of soccer by teaching not only soccer-specific skills but also character development and life skills. We are steadily building a pipeline that connects our youngest participants to our oldest. Our curriculum takes into account the technical, tactical, physical, and psychosocial components of soccer and applies them to soccer-related skills, character development, employability, and the physical demands of the game.