Girl Boss Sports Partners with Street Soccer Seattle for Women Experiencing Homelessness

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Girl Boss Sports is excited to announce a new partnership with Street Soccer Seattle!

Street Soccer Seattle is all about using soccer for social change. Their mission is “to foster the camaraderie, community, and confidence that are central to the sport of soccer to empower homeless individuals to find greater success and peace in their lives.” Through soccer, a powerful community can be fostered that includes individuals affected by homelessness, coaches, mentors, volunteers, and community partners.  Street Soccer Seattle then uses this team platform to create a training curriculum of job preparation, life skills, and other specialized services, ultimately connecting participants directly to jobs, education, and housing.

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Once a year Street Soccer Seattle is proud to send a team to participate in the Street Soccer USA Cup and represent the city of Seattle. At the cup, players get to speak up about what they play for and learn what it means to represent their home city to the world. Ultimately Street Soccer Seattle’s goal is to look at life beyond the national tournament in supporting players toward achieving their goals off the field. By joining the team, players are able to reconnect with their community and form long-lasting bonds with coaches, volunteers, and their teammates. 75% of Street Soccer players nationally complete a rehabilitation program, further their education, gain employment, or find housing within a year of joining the team.

Girl Boss Sports is excited to be partnering with this amazing organization to build a team for women who are experiencing homelessness in the Seattle area. Our CEO, Sarah Wolfer, will be providing mentorship to the Head Coach of the women’s team as well as other applicable resources to the many other incredible humans who are working tirelessly to get this new women’s team moving forward.

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Practices will be held every Thursday beginning next week (7/11/19) from 5:30-7PM with the location still TBD (though it will be in the University District). Please email chrisburfeind@streetsoccerseattle.org for additional information about this new Street Soccer Seattle Women’s team.

And as always, please help spread the word so we can continue to make an impact on the sports community for girls and women everywhere. Happy Friday all you #GirlBosses out there!