In May, nine young women will represent the USA on the soccer field and bring vital awareness to youth experiencing homelessness.
This May, the National Network for Youth, in collaboration with America SCORES and the Open Goal Project, will take Team USA to the Street Child World Cup in Moscow, Russia. These nine young women ages 14-17 are from Washington, DC. Each has experienced or been at-risk of experiencing homelessness and has demonstrated leadership qualities alongside their athletic ability.
These young women have been selected to represent their nation at the Street Child World Cup where over 200 young people from 22 countries across the world will participate, ahead of the men’s FIFA World Cup.
Team USA will use the platform of the Street Child World Cup to give a voice to the urgency young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness are facing across the US.
These nine inspirational young women will speak their truth to the U.S. Congress and teach these policymakers about the challenges that young people from high-poverty communities face. Specifically, they will share their expertise about the prevalent and hidden crisis of homelessness among young people, as well as commonsense solutions to ensure that every young person in America has a safe place to call home.