All information about the Soccer for Success program is now located at https://www.buffalosoccerforsuccess.com/
Soccer for Success is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s innovative youth development program that uses soccer as a tool to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles for children in low-income urban communities. The U.S. Soccer Foundation has partnered with Buffalo Soccer Club through a collaboration with Independent Health Foundation and the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County to operate Soccer for Success sites — providing thousands of children with free after-school programming three days a week.
Soccer for Success was across the county and operated by over 42 different organizations during the 2016-2017 program year. Our 2012 evaluation data revealed impacts in a child's ability to work in a team, in their areobic capacity, and in their body mass index (BMI):