Goal: Support literacy and academic achievement through our SMART (Soccer Making Academics Real Together) program.
Objective: Set up a table run by trained volunteers to help children with homework and academic enrichment activities (including soccer-related book reports, math challenges, and artistic expression).
Objective: Reward participation in SMART with soccer prizes such as balls, posters, stickers, DVDs, and hacky sacks.
Objective: Increase player exposure to colleges by taking them to see college games and bring college players in as volunteers.
One of our KSC players enjoys a good soccer book.
One of our SMART volunteers, an education student at Temple University, leads a group of KSC players through some math flash cards.
A KSC player shows off the soccer cards he received as a reward for participating in SMART with teacher Molly Durkin.
A KSC player shows off a soccer book he's excited to read.
One proud group of SMART players and the parent volunteer who supervised and supported them.