What do we do?

Our Programs

Our approach to youth development integrates academic, athletic, character, and professional development opportunities. Our goals are to enhance student-athletes’ academic performance, athletic ability, critical thinking skills, while promoting self-efficacy. We facilitate our objectives through six enrichment programs. We engage youth and young adults between ages 10 to 21.

SOUL SELECT Basketball Academy

(Grades 2-12)

The SOUL Select Basketball Academy will provide DC youth with an opportunity to develop fundamental basketball skills and build character through positive mentorship. This program blends positive youth development practices with proven basketball development pedagogy.

College Access Study Hall

Grades 9-12

SOUL partners with high school sports teams to provide a space for student-athletes to participate in college readiness workshops and receive homework support before attending practice. CASH is currently held at H.D. Woodson High School, Maya Angelou High School and Luke C. Moore High School in DC, Mervo High School in Baltimore, and Thurgood Marshall Academic High School in San Francisco

Sister Circle

Grades 9-12

Sister Circle provides a safe space for female student-athletes to explore personal development and receive mentoring. This program was created to empower and promote educational excellence within our female student-athletes community by equipping young ladies with tools needed to remind themselves of their self-worth and significance to the world around them.

Young Men's Roundtable

Grades 9-12

This program was established create a safe space for young men to be vulnerable and promote self-efficacy. Round Table addresses the community concern of the lack of male support in schools and provides mentors for low-income young males highly likely to engage in risky behaviors.

Summer Exploration Camp

Grades 3-6

Summer Exploration Sports Camp: Exploratory Learning: Every year we facilitate a 5-week summer camp for DC youth 8-12. The camp is free for low-income youth and provides enrichment across five themes, history, art, nature, life skill, and self-defense. Each week the youth will be engaged through basketball skills development, exploration and education, sports sampling, and free play.

College 101

Ages 16-18

This program ensures low-come college-bound student-athletes acquire the writing and math skills required to matriculate through their first year of college. This is a Saturday programs. The academic team also helps students understand the university resources afforded to them upon their arrival on campus.

IMPACT Sportsmanship Institute

Social Impact Incubator for Collegiate Student-Athletes

The IMPACT Sportsmanship Institute is a social impact incubator exclusively for collegiate student-athletes. The mission of the institute is to expose and empower individual athletes and sports teams to develop social impact initiatives that positively impact their targeted community(s).

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