Identity’s free soccer program was highlighted in a recent Washington Post article as part of the solution to the unequal access to team sports for low-income youth. “Sports are an entry point into a different lifestyle for them,” Diego Uriburu said. “But for so many of these kids, they just can’t be a part of it” because they can’t afford the hefty club and equipment fees.
“Surveys of the more than 300 players in Identity’s program showed that playing soccer lowered delinquency rates and increased physical activity and emotional well-being. Nearly 60 participants have made their middle and high school teams, including seven ‘unaccompanied minors’ who fled their countries.” – Washington Post October 28, 2016
Identity’s efforts were also recently recognized by the Maryland Advisory Council on Physical Fitness.