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


During this challenging time we have partnered with Children’s Charities DC and We the Pizza to provide free hot foods on Wednesdays & Fridays.


SOUL COVID-19 Resource Center

We are committed to connecting our community to resources that enrich lives during this time.

Accepting Students for College 101

Due to COVID-19 the College 101 program will be held virtually. This is a college readiness program that provides college level writing and math enrichment for college bound graduating high school seniors.

Email Yun Simpson at for more information.

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What We Do?

SOUL partners with high schools in DC and San Francisco and volunteers to provide programming for student-athletes.

How Did We Get Here?

SOUL Programs was founded in 2013 in one of DC’s public housing communities, Clay Terrace. Since then, SOUL has expanded to partner with 3 high schools, one middle school, and many community partners, colleges, and businesses.

We Need Your Help!

Calling all tutors, coaches, and mentors! We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to join the team!

Latest News

June 24, 2019

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

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March 19, 2018

In the midst of March Madness, another basketball tournament took over a D.C. arena for a day with just as much competitive spirit.

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January 16, 2018

Yun highlights Sister Circle and other SOUL events with Yolanda Vazquez.

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