South Seattle was our chosen for this program due to a number of reasons, such as:

  • One in five South Seattle children are classified as overweight or obese
  • 19% of all South Seattle youth live in poverty (compared to 14.3% of Greater Seattle)
  • More than 130 different languages are spoken across South Seattle
  • 70% of all refugees relocated to Washington are placed in South Seattle

Due to these facts and many more, we believe that our Soccer for Success program can have the largest impact in this region due to its physical activity and nutritional education focus.