Brooklyn Daily Eagle
U.S. Soccer Foundation HELP USA and Street Soccer USA last week unveiled a state-of-the-art street soccer field in Brooklyn to many of the local youth who live in the HELP USA facilities. HELP USA is a national supportive housing developer and homeless services organization. Once a vacant lot, the new field provides more than 300 local youth a safe and accessible place to play within the community. The field will also be used as a site to deliver the sport-based youth development program, Soccer for Success — created by the U.S. Soccer Foundation and delivered by Street Soccer USA. Street Soccer USA is a national nonprofit that utilizes soccer as development curriculum to provide a positive environment for youth in underserved communities as well as homeless and at risk young adults. The U.S. Soccer Foundation, a major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, is also a leader in sports-based youth development and strives to use soccer as a vehicle for social change among youth in urban areas across the country.