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Reaching Her Potential: The Important Role That Sports and Coaches Play in Developing Young Women

  • 2167 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

Ahead of the 7th annual Congressional Soccer Match and the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the Congressional Soccer Caucus and the U.S. Soccer Foundation invite you to attend a briefing that explores the ways in which sports can be incorporated into enrichment and programmatic funding to create lasting impact on the lives of young women. Hear from Members of Congress, coaches, athletes, and professionals in the sports-based youth development field as they discuss how youth sports create access to mentorship, health and wellness opportunities, and leadership training that help young women succeed in sport and beyond.

From leveraging funding from the Department of Justice to the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Foundation and MENTOR will share how federal dollars have been leveraged to expand access to sports-based mentoring programs across the country.

The U.S. Soccer Foundation’s programs are the national model for sports-based youth development in underserved communities. Since its founding in 1994, the Foundation has established programs proven to help children embrace an active and healthy lifestyle while nurturing their personal growth beyond sports. Its cost-effective, high-impact initiatives offer safe environments where kids and communities thrive. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Soccer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, visit https://ussoccerfoundation.org/ or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.

Featured speakers:

  • Elisabeth Cardiello, Founder/Owner, Caffè Unimatic & Co-Founder, Legacy Out Loud

  • Abbie Evans, Senior Director of Government Relations, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

  • Liana Ponce, DC SCORES Soccer for Success coach-mentor

  • DC SCORES Soccer for Success participant

  • Sarah Pickens, Associate Vice President of Programs, U.S. Soccer Foundation

  • Members of the Congressional Soccer Caucus

***Food will be provided***