About Us

SOUL is a sports-based youth development program that collaborates with DC Public Schools and other community-based organizations to provide low-income youth with academic, athletic, character, and professional enrichment opportunities.

Our mission is to educate and empower low-income student-athletes to break the cycle of poverty, using athletics as a catalyst for social change.

We invest a variety of resources into the academic, athletic, and professional development of our student-athletes. We  engage them through four signature programs; College Access Study Hall, Sister Circle, Summer Institute, and our Graduate with a Plan program. We accomplish this goal through the facilitation of academic workshops, one-on-one tutoring, exposure to new communities, and positive mentor support.

We hope to develop socially empowered young leaders who are aware of the concerns of their immediate community, and are skilled in bringing forth positive social change.