Julie Foudy Leadership Foundation

Building on a foundation of sports and fitness, we empower young women from all socioeconomic backgrounds to become leaders who positively impact their communities. The Foundation embraces the concept that sports provide an ideal training vehicle. We believe that participating in sports often allows young women to discover their inner strength, their voice, and ultimately their ability to positively impact society.

Academy students do public speaking exercises

Academy students do public speaking exercises
As part of the leadership curriculum, Academy students work extensively on communication skills, awareness of tone, body language, and of course, fun public speaking exercises! (view small | med | large | orig)

Academy students playing soccer

Academy students playing soccer
The Academy uses soccer as the vehicle to teach many positive lessons about life. (view small | med | large | orig)

Academy students on Community Service Day

Academy students on Community Service Day
Academy participants on Community Service day at the Academy. As part of their service learning curriculum, Academy students spend an afternoon actually DOING community service. Here, students participate in an Oakland Habitat for Humanity build! (view small | med | large | orig)

Team Building exercises

Team Building exercises
Academy students participate in team building exercises and leadership activities. (view small | med | large | orig)

Julie Foudy and students on Community Service Day

Julie Foudy and students on Community Service Day
Julie Foudy and Academy participants on Community Service day at the Academy. As part of their service learning curriculum, Academy students spend an afternoon actually DOING community service. Here, students held a soccer clinic for inner city kids from Chicago. (view small | med | large | orig)