Street Soccer USA is a social enterprise with revenue generating leagues and tournaments that leverage private donors and corporate responsibility donations to fund in-school, after school, community based club, and adult programs that improve the future of youth and young adults. Street Soccer introduces and builds the grassroots capacity of soccer in urban areas with goal of transferring life skills and creating a social safety net in the community for our participants.
With 33% of youth living below the poverty line in the areas where we work, graduation rates between 55-65%, and youth unemployment above 20%, the need for quality youth programs is critical. Street Soccer USA youth development services, life skills curriculum, and job readiness programs provide a solution. Street Soccer USA's programs provide youth ages 6-18, and young adults ages 18-30, with teamwork and life skills lessons through soccer in its community based clubs.
A typical Street Soccer USA Community Club enrolls 300 participants throughout the year. Street Soccer USA offers a soccer-based life skills program that teaches 8 progressive life and job readiness skills with age appropriate content. Our Street Soccer Skills (Show Up, Play with Heart, Look Up, Take the Space, Build Your Triangle,Praise Great Play, Play the Plan, Adjust the Plan) progress two skills at time from fundamental, to individual, to team, to strategic lessons.
Street Soccer USA through independent research has interviewed participants and learned that 92% of participants improved their self assessment in terms of Self Efficacy, Emotional Self Regulation, Ability to Trust Others, Social Network, and Physical Health.