This is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s after-school soccer program that delivers positive health and youth development outcomes. These partners will build 20 mini-soccer fields within the next five years to increase access to safe places to play and evidence-based soccer programs in the Newark Public Schools.
New Jersey Senate President Pro Tempore Teresa Ruiz called schools a way to save the lives of children.
“The more positive afterschool programming that we offer to our families, the better our outcomes will be,” Ruiz said. “Sports show any member of society that you must be part of a team to make the dream work.”
The commitment by the city of Newark, Newark Public Schools and the New York Red Bulls marks the latest development in the U.S Soccer Foundation’s It’s Everyone’s Game national movement to ensure children in underserved communities enjoy the health and youth development benefits of the game.
"This is a very proud day for our entire organization," said Denis Hamlett, sporting director, New York Red Bulls.