The Chicago KICS Soccer for Success initiative is designed to promote soccer as a tool to engage at-risk youth with our trained volunteer coaching staff.
Partnering with Chicago Publics Schools, Chicago Parks, and other sites, Chicago KICS serves over 400 families a year. Our goal is to share the positive KICS experience with Chicago's children and their families.
As KICS Soccer For Success expands, we will work with our local alderman and Chicago community policing to study the effect of after school programming on youth violent crime.
Our initiative to engage at risk youth at Chicago Public Schools with our professional coaching staff who are working to integrate those youth into our KICS Community soccer program year round. Our goal is to activate at risk youth in positive after school programming and share the positive KICS experience with Chicago's children and their families. As KICS Soccer For Success expands, we will work with our local alderman and Chicago community policing to study the effect of after school programming on youth violent crime.
Kids attend Soccer for Success after school three times a week throughout the academic year. Participants learn about eating right and other ways to stay healthy, and they gain important decision-making and relationship skills from their interactions with coach-mentors and peers.
Soccer for Success coaches are also mentors. They teach kids the fundamentals of soccer, but also strive to help children build confidence and recognize the value of hard work, teamwork and persistence in achieving personal goals. By learning what it takes to play a team sport, kids are also being prepared to be productive citizens.
The lessons Soccer for Success teachers doesn’t stop on the field. Coach-mentors meet with families regularly to educate parents and guardians about how to embrace an active and healthy lifestyle and nurture their child’s personal growth.
Phone: +1 (312) 650-9342
The majority of the registration costs for Soccer for Success are covered in partnerships with key stakeholders. These sponsorships cover 85% of the coaching, equipment, and facility costs associated with this program.
The remaining cost for the 8 week season will be $20/player for schools or $40/player for sites.
|8 Week long season||$20 to $40||Participation & Equipment (Jersey, Shin Guards, & Ball)|