Job Opportunities for Teens

Job Opportunities for Teens

In today’s world, the job market continues to tighten. And that tightening means that there are fewer opportunities for jobs for teenagers.

But there is a solution for Soccer in the Streets teenagers that keep them close to the game by teaching them to officiate. What better way to use their knowledge of the sport, learn life skills and make a few dollars from game fees?

The growth of Soccer in the Streets programming continues and with it grows the need for certified officials – right down to the youngest levels of participation and small-sided matches. Thus, the program has taken root from the Clarkston refugee program to the College Park community program and to date, 38 young adults have been screened, trained and are now certified US Soccer referees.

Breaking Down Barriers

Breaking Down Barriers

StationSoccer celebrated its two year anniversary on October 27th! Since the grand opening of Five Points in 2016 StationSoccer has seen thousands of visitors both players and spectators from across the world. It has also been covered by multiple media outlets and won local, national and global awards for soccer, design and innovation.

Coaches Joel Apudo and Ehlahd Israel Honored with the Community Champion Award and Napolitano Award, respectively, at 2018 Black Tie Gala

Coaches Joel Apudo and Ehlahd Israel Honored with the Community Champion Award and Napolitano Award, respectively, at 2018 Black Tie Gala

On October 7th, Soccer in the Streets presented the Community Champion Award and Napolitano Award at end of year gala, Black Tie 2018 soccer game to Joel Apudo and Ehlahd Israel. These two award-winning leaders are dedicated to building and teaching the beautiful game. These dedicated leaders work to empower the lives of the youth in the program and in the metro Atlanta communities they serve.

Laureus Sport For Good Day

Laureus Sport For Good Day

The Westside community of Atlanta came together for the “Day of Sport” on September 29th held at the Home Depot Backyard at Mercedes Benz Stadium. The event was staged by the Laureus USA Foundation a nonprofit organization that shares the vision of sport as a force for positive change. Hundreds of kids from the Westside participated in a wide variety of sporting activities from lacrosse to golf and of course soccer.

Soccer in the Streets’ End of Year Gala

Soccer in the Streets’ End of Year Gala

On Sunday, October 7th, Soccer in the Streets held the Black Tie Soccer Game 2018 presented by Creature Comforts. Soccer in the Streets’ end of year gala hosted family and friends. Instead of the standard banquet dinner, the participants dressed up and play soccer to raise money in support of social impact soccer initiatives benefiting thousands of underserved children in the metro Atlanta area.

SOCCER IN THE STREETS RECEIVES AETNA GRANT AS PART OF CULTIVATING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES PROGRAM

SOCCER IN THE STREETS RECEIVES AETNA GRANT AS PART OF CULTIVATING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES PROGRAM

Soccer in the Streets, a not-for-profit that empowers underserved youth through sports-based training, character development, mentoring, and employability programs, has been selected as a grantee in the Aetna Foundation Cultivating Healthy Communities program and was awarded a grant to assist in the continued expansion of Soccer in the Streets programs at StationSoccer locations that bring the game of soccer to underserved youth in Atlanta.

Corporate Cup 2018 a Success for Soccer in the Streets

Corporate Cup 2018 a Success for Soccer in the Streets

ATLANTA (Sept. 26, 2018) - On Sunday, Sept. 23rd, over 200 people attended the inaugural Corporate Cup 2018, Soccer in the Streets' fundraising tournament that supports metro Atlanta's youth. The event - hosted at Grady Stadium and with the participation of eight corporate teams - was won by Team AT&T as they competed against squads from Home Depot, Deloitte, Alston & Bird, Microsoft, Salesforce, IHG and BakerHostetler. The tournament raised over $62,000