The L.A. FC Barcelona Soccer Foundation 501(c)(3) was created to promote a social model that supports the achievement of social, cultural, and educational programs for underprivileged youth through our Soccer Academy KIDS OFF THE STREETS. These programs, on their own or as part of collaborations, allow us to fulfill our social commitment not only nationally but internationally as well.  In that spirit, the message must be clear, education is the gateway to their future.

Participation in youth sports improves academic performance, increases self confidence, and promotes health and well being. Children who take part in team sports are more likely to finish high school and attend college while simultaneously far less likely to suffer from childhood obesity and related diseases.

In Los Angeles today, however, more than 25% of school-aged children are living below the poverty line. Creating opportunities for these children to rise above the cycle of poverty and achieve success in life represents a crucial need.

“Kids Off The Streets” was formed to ensure the many benefits of team sports are provided to the children who need them most. Through the program, children participate in soccer coached by skilled and caring professionals, in a structured format and setting, all completely free of charge. Today, most team sports for school-aged children require costly fees to participate; “Kids Off The Streets” covers all costs, including equipment, professional coaches, and state-of-the-art facilities. Removing the economic barrier, “Kids Off The Streets” ensures that no child is denied the opportunity to play team sports because they cannot afford the expense.

kids-off-the-streets-about-2

OBJECTIVES:

  • Support children who are at risk of being left behind
  • Encourage healthy lifestyles and academic achievement
  • Promote teamwork that fosters the values of sportsmanship
  • Ensure a safe harbor for youth, providing a secure and nurturing environment through high-quality athletic facilities and caring supervision
kids-off-the-street-about-us

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Over 1000 children in Los Angeles have participated and benefited from the program.
  • Many players have matriculated to the college level.
  • Highly respected soccer clubs around the world have awarded training opportunities to our youth.

GOALS:

The primary goal of the program is growth. Our experience thus far has shown the strong benefits of our unique program and the impact it has had for the youth we have served. Our vision is to continue to expand our programs, enabling our ability to reach more children across the community.

Board of Directors

kids-off-the-streets-campaign-03
kids-off-the-streets-campaign-04
kids-off-the-streets-campaign-01

Contact Us

In Los Angeles today, more than 25% of school-aged children are living below the poverty line. Creating opportunities for these children to rise above the cycle of poverty and achieve success in life represents a crucial need.