IN THE KNOW: NOVEMBER 2015
Last Day for Presentation Proposals!
All presentation proposals for the 2016 Urban Soccer Symposium are due by 11:59 PM EST tonight! We would love to hear from you, so please reflect on your work and consider presenting in front of sports-based youth development professionals. Follow this link to learn more and to submit your proposal.
#GivingTuesday is Tomorrow!
This year, we are participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. We encourage you to join the movement and visit www.givingtuesday.org to learn more about how you can make a difference. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #GivingTuesday and share your support for the U.S. Soccer Foundation with your friends and family!
Accepting Soccer for Success Applications
Is your organization interested in being a community partner and implementing our national evidence-based program, Soccer for Success, in your community? We are accepting applications to operate the program locally beginning in the 2016-2017 school year. All applications are due by 11:59 PM EST on December 18, 2015. Follow this link for more information.
Our November All-Stars are Sarah Pickens and Shaina Ross! They are two members of the U.S. Soccer Foundation team who are hard at work planning the Urban Soccer Symposium. Check out their blog post for the first-look at the 2016 Symposium's exciting theme and the story behind it!
In the Spotlight
Once the excitement of a new school year fades, it can be tough to keep students motivated. But we’ve learned that when students feel their best, they tend to do their best work. The Social Innovation Fund, a project of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) supports a number of programs that aim to keep students doing and feeling their best throughout the year – including ours. We are proud to be among the grantees featured in this month’s Social Innovation Fund Spotlight, which highlights organizations that keep students healthy, in-school, and pushing towards new goals. Read more in the feature. Spotlight on: Keeping Students Motivated and Healthy http://1.usa.gov/1Jm3PsJ
Join the March!
Do you have extra soccer equipment that you'd like to put to good use? We're collecting and redistributing new and gently-used soccer equipment to kids in underserved communities through our Passback program. Our goal is to redistribute 1 million pieces by the end of 2015, so follow this link to help us reach our goal and join our #Marchto1Million!
TAG: Think, Act Grow
Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow, or TAG for short, is a national call to action to improve adolescent health in the U.S. Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health, TAG is a comprehensive, strengths-based approach to adolescent health. TAG calls on all professionals working with young people, families, and teens to take steps to improve adolescent health and healthy development. Learn more about TAG and how you can act to improve adolescent health today by downloading the TAG Playbook at www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/tag