Jaylen joins the SOUL Team via our IMPACT Sportsmanship Fellowship!
We continue to thank everyone who participated, sponsored, volunteered, and attended the 7th SOUL Corporate Basketball Challenge. You helped us engage 12 teams, 84 players, 41 volunteers, and 10 SOUL youth on the day.
SOUL continues to provide access for local student-athletes through our sponsorship of the Triple Threat Classic. This annual high school basketball classic places a spotlight on some of the DMV’s best basketball players.
Damion Thomas [Sports Curator, NMAAHC-Smithsonian] and Herbert Hainer [President, FC Bayern-Munich] invited Donald Curtis [SOUL Programs], DeMaurice Smith [President, NFLPA], and Taj Tashombe [Oakland Athletics] to serve on a panel to discuss sports and racism.
We are proud to announce that SOUL Programs was selected as an Aspen Institute Project Play Champion for 2022!
Calling all tutors, coaches, and mentors! We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to join the team!
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?
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).