Growing up as a child in this community, I remember my friends and I playing recreational sports on the empty court space near the basketball courts. That court is where my love for soccer grew and from that point on I have always wanted to give that same experience to youth in our community. We formed Street United in effort to give our youth more opportunities to learn and express themselves through the sport of soccer. Street United is a non-profit organization that gives youth and adults in underserved communities the opportunity to play soccer right in their own community. Our goal is to prevent the pay to play stigma that resides on American soccer in the 757 community.
The youth in underserved communities must have the opportunity for a successful start in education and in sports regardless of age, race, gender, family composition, income or community. In response to this urgent issue, Street United was created to provide the sports program necessary for the youth in the Hampton Roads community to have an equal opportunity in soccer.