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CL A R KS T O N
In 2018, we had 15 teachers contracted as coaches in our elementary school
program. The majority of these faculty were new to the game of soccer and
teach or work in our schools. Being able to identify a key coach on the ground
at the school has allowed us to build better relationships with the community
as well as build our youth capacity in these school programs.
After the success of an initial season pilot in 2016, Soccer in the Streets and
Atlanta Public Schools formally partnered in 2017 and the organization was
awarded the Community Service Partnership Award in Spring 2018 at the
Atlanta Public Schools Coca Cola Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony.
From fall to spring, there was 80% retention in the APS program. Kids loved
it and stuck with it! The gender ratio was consistently even, with only one
school unable to sustain girls’ participation.
WORKING IN THE
With the schools included in the target areas, along with additional school
programming through leveraged resources, we were able to exceed the goal of
reaching 250 elementary students in the after-school soccer league programs.
COMMUNITY
Programs in Atlanta Public Schools and Dekalb County Schools
S US TA I N I N G TH E AT L A N TA UNITED
FOU N D AT I O N A PS PROGRA MS
When the Atlanta United Foundation started its support of Soccer in the
Streets in 2016, the partnership put a special emphasis on public schools with
no access to soccer. Soccer in the Streets has steadily expanded its foothold
in Atlanta Public Schools at the elementary and middle school levels. We
have delivered programs in 11 APS elementary schools and supported the
spring middle school season in 12 middle schools in 2018. Our school sport
for development programs not only teach the game of soccer but life skills
associated with being in a team environment that can be translated to other
life lessons. We are strategically implementing the soccer programs in schools
attached to our community programs to strengthen the overall soccer culture
and ecosystem in those communities.
Over the past two years, we learned how to work with school foundations,
corporations, and local funders so they take ownership of supporting programs.
We expect 65% of the schools to be self­-sufficient at some level by 2020.
Additional support for Westside school programs came from Laureus Sport for
Good.
SOCCER IN THE STREETS
07
792 PARTICIPANTS FROM ATLANTA AND DEKALB
467
This brings something new to the kids in
the neighborhood and it’s better all around
when you don’t keep them in a box.
Over the past 25 years, Clarkston has welcomed over 40,000 refugees from
every corner of the globe. Assimilating into life in the United States is often
challenging and soccer provides a universal language for the refugee kids to
connect.
Participation rates for female youth in the refugee community is low. Girls
face the same challenges as boys with the added problem that playing soccer
is often not encouraged within their own culture. In 2017, a group of 36 girls
in the community soccer program launched an in-house league and created
four 7v7 teams. The program immediately became oversubscribed. In 2018,
we created a 19U girls team that was the first ever group of Clarkston girls to
compete in Georgia Soccer.
With support from the FIFA Foundation and UEFA Foundation, these programs
were expanded in 2018 to serve 207 boys and girls. 2,353 participants
have benefited directly by the programme/project supported by FIFA Football
for Hope to date.
Clarkston is home to our Leadership Program which has expanded to over
200 kids in 2018. We impact these young adults by providing them with work
readiness training, employment, and financial literacy.
100%
I WANT MY CHILD TO
EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING
EVERY OTHER CHILD GETS
TO EXPERIENCE.
OF LEADERSHIP
PARTICIPANTS
graduated from
high school
19U
Parent :: Dunbar Elementary
GIRLS TEAM
APS ELEMENTARY
first to compete
in Clarkston
D E K A LB CO U NT Y S CHO O LS
154
APS MIDDLE
171
DEKALB ELEMENTARY
In 2018, Soccer in the Streets continued to partner with the Decatur-Dekalb
YMCA to deliver free after-school soccer programs in three elementary schools
in the Clarkston high school cluster. We employed six teachers in the district
to coach their school program. We also supported Freedom Middle School in
their pilot middle school season with Dekalb County Schools with supplemental
coaching, equipment needs and additional competition with the DDY. This
funding was secured by the Congregation Bet Haverim. Moving forward, we
are strategically expanding our outreach north to the Buford Highway Corridor.
$
57K
EQUIPMENT AND
UNIFORMS
donated by Soccer
in the Streets
08
2018 IMPACT REPORT





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