Sports for Social Change


Did You Know...

40% of youth in Ward 7 are living in poverty
37% of students across the US are prepared for college
4% of DC youth programs take place in Ward 7

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Past event: NIL Discussion

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Prioritizing Life Skills As We Return to Play

Aspen Institute: Project Play Webinar

Events of the past few months have brought high anxiety, grief and trauma for kids and families. As we return to play, what actions can we take to ensure that life skills and mental health are central to kids’ sports experiences? What role can adults play in shaping these experiences?

Connecting in a time of disconnect.

Washington Post Article

The Washington Post wrote an article on Donald Curtis and SOUL’s mission to supporting youth through COVID-19. The article was written by Sports Writer Ken Babb. This article was featured on the front page of the Sunday Sports page (5/31/2020).


SOUL is a Fight for Children Institute Member

Learn about the Fight For Children.

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June 7, 2020

For the past seven years, Curtis has been gathering at-risk young people — mostly African American boys who live in public housing and play sports — for a once-a-week group chat with SOUL, his community outreach program. Sometimes attendees discuss basketball, Curtis’s first love, but often the former coach steers the conversation toward education, business […]

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When you think of a superhero, what comes to mind? Oftentimes, people envision someone with superhuman powers soaring through the sky doing heroic deeds. Within our own communities, there are everyday people with superpowers, though at first glance, we may miss their heroism. Too often, the people on the ground doing good aren’t recognized for […]

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June 24, 2019

SOUL Insight – Sister Circle Girls Voice their Opinion on Youth Engagement 6.24.2019

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