Footie Mob and Soccer in the Streets today announce their official partnership. Footie Mob is a recognized supporter group of Atlanta United FC, whose mission includes growing and diversifying the soccer fan base in Atlanta. An objective of this mission includes supporting youth soccer opportunities and resources. Soccer in the Streets empowers underserved youth through soccer training, character development, mentoring, and employability programs. Soccer in the Streets works with over 5,000 kids each year. As Footie Mob co-founder and president Curtis Jenkins describes, “The overlapping missions of the two organizations makes this partnership a perfect match.”
Footie Mob will raise funds so that every Soccer in the Streets coach will receive US Soccer’s coaching certification. “Soccer in the Streets currently employs 48 coaches,” said Lauren Glancy, Director of Programs at Soccer in the Streets. “We’re grateful Footie Mob is generously supporting our coaches and junior coaches to ensure all staff and interested teens are set on the US Soccer Federation’s Grassroots Pathway. This partnership will support the continuing development and education of our coaching staff in order to continue providing quality programming for our youth.”
Footie Mob members, known as Footie Mobbers, are also dedicated to supporting Soccer in the Streets’ events, such as the recent ATL Nations Cup in which Footie Mobbers volunteered to check-in the teams and players. In the future, Footie Mobbers will continue to volunteer at these events and directly with the youth through skill development days and block parties.
To kick-off fundraising, Footie Mob raffled an Alec Kann autographed ball in which 100% of the proceeds were donated to Soccer in the Streets to scholarship coaches.