In Clarkston, Georgia, Soccer In The Streets has been providing social change through soccer to refugees for more than seven years. Soccer In The Streets knows that soccer gives refugees a familiar medium in a world that is anything but familiar. The world’s most popular game gives them a chance to connect with their new community and an outlet to simply be kids.
Programs runs by Soccer In The Streets provide a way for refugee families to connect, making it possible for youth and their families to build a supportive network. The organization also runs enrichment activities beyond soccer that help better prepare youth for life—college, work and family responsibilities. Soccer In The Streets provides opportunities for youth to give back locally through neighborhood cleanups, mentoring younger kids and other community action projects. As Soccer In The Streets has evolved, program participants have become leaders in their community.
- Based in Clarkston, GA
- Brings refugee youth and families together
- Runs activities to prepare youth for life
- Provides opportunities for youth to give back