Targeting Underserved Communities
Many kids don’t have access to sports participation due to inherent limits within their home communities. Most often these are largely low-income or isolated and rural communities. Within these areas little to no opportunities exist to take part in high-quality youth sports programs. Storm is committed to addressing these issues by providing playing opportunities in these areas.
- TOPSoccer at Storm South – TOPSoccer is a recreational soccer program for kids with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Based on the national TOPSoccer program designed by the US Youth Soccer Association, TOPS is an all-volunteer program that includes coaches and younger ‘buddies’ that work with the players 1 on 1 during the sessions.
- Storm Ft. Collins After School – In partnership with Poudre School District, Storm provided 17 weeks of afterschool programming to more than 200 students in the 6 Title 1 elementary schools (Bauder, Putnam, Irish, Harris, Laurel, and Linton).
- Aurora After School – In partnership with the City of Aurora’s Youth Development program and APS, Storm will provide summer programming at three Aurora elementary schools as part of their COMPASS program.
- Denver Metro Outreach – Storm South is currently in the planning stage with additional city representatives and local school districts to implement more after-school programs in local elementary schools. Targeted start date is Fall 2017.
- Statewide Outreach – Storm is collaborating with the Colorado Soccer Association to develop a program that will involve our two organizations in providing soccer to underserved areas in the state and help grow the game across Colorado.
- TOPSoccer – Ft. Collins, Castle Rock, and our North locations are all planning the TOPSoccer program into their future program opportunities with intent to implement by 2018.
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Amy Snider, Marketing Director