Prepare Kids in USA to Become Employable Adults
You can empower one peer counselor of "School of Life," a new program for Soccer in the Streets participants of high school age. Student participants will gain valuable life skills in project management and administration. Courses required for graduation include resume building, post secondary education preparation, employment preparation, community service, person preparation and career education.
It is documented that the unemployment rate in Georgia among minorities is over 16%. Many of these kids lack the guidance and support to prepare themselves for employment prospects and risk dropping out of school, joining gangs and taking part in criminal activity. The greatest need for kids in Soccor in the Streets programs are the skills necessary in order to be self sufficient. From social skills such as communication, respect, and tolerance to employment skills like interview preparation, resume building, and goal setting, Soccer in the Streets uses soccer as a medium to prepare our kids for success in life. Kids drive these programs and teen participants have expressed that their greatest concern and need is employment.
About Soccer in the Streets
Partner since September, 2010
Soccer in the Streets began in 1989 and has worked with over 125,000 kids across the country. By using soccer to teach kids valuable life skills that prepare them for success, the organization has become a pioneer in the field of youth development. Graduates have gone on to professional careers, both on and off the soccer field. Programming has evolved to meet the changing needs of its participants. Today, Soccer in the Streets is a respected member of the Urban Soccer Collaborative in the United States and streetfootballworld internationally.