Hunt4Soccer

141,000 Balls and Counting

We provide soccer balls to at risk children through after school programs
and put smiles on their faces!

Our Impact

 

Source: America Scores

98% HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE VS 69-86% IN PEER GROUPS
98% High School Graduation (LA SCORES 2014) - America SCORES Los Angeles survey of ASLA alumni since 2002. Comparative statistics: CA rate for 2017 - 83%; ELL CA rate for 2017- 69%; LAUSD rate for 2017- 78%; Hayward USD for 2017 - 78%; SFUSD for 2017 - 86%. https://www.ed-data.org

57% MEET STATE STANDARDS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, MORE THAN THREE TIMES THAT OF THE PEER GROUP
57% meet state standards in English Language Arts vs 18% in peer group (same districts) - UpMetrics in partnership with the Department of Education and America SCORES New York, 2015-2016 3rd grade academic results compared to overall NYC scores

98% SCHOOL ATTENDANCE RATES AS REPORTED BY TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS.
98% increase in school attendance as reported by teachers and principals (Cleveland Impact Report, Cleveland Scores with the Cleveland Clinic)

98% PARENTS REPORT INCREASED ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL CONFIDENCE
98% parents report increased academic and social confidence  “America SCORES Evaluation Report 2013 with Rex Green and Quality Transformation Team (QTT)

92% EXERCISE MORE
92% exercise more on their own (Cleveland Impact Report, Cleveland Scores with the Cleveland Clinic)

89% IMPROVE AEROBIC CAPACITY BY AN AVERAGE OF 21%
89% improved aerobic capacity by an average of 21%, ASBA in partnership with Kaiser •21% increase in aerobic capacity:  "America SCORES National Evaluation Report “Reaching Our Goals” compiled by Philliber Research Associates during 2005-2006 season from data collected from 12 America SCORES sites and 1300 students nationwide”.  Also demonstrated in pre and post Pacer tests evaluations as part of partnership with US Soccer Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.

73% OF SCORES STUDENTS REACH THE HEALTH FITNESS ZONE (VS 40% BASELINE, 50% FOR PEER GROUP)
73% of SCORES students reach the  Health Fitness Zone:  “America SCORES Bay Area 2015 Kaiser Permanente/St. Francis Foundation pre/post test evaluation at 12 SFUSD elementary schools”

SHOW INCREASE IN COOPERATION AND TEAMWORK AS REPORTED BY TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS
97% demonstrate increase in cooperation and teamwork as reported by principles and teachers (ClevelandCleveland Impact Report, Cleveland Scores with the Cleveland Clinic)

INCREASED ABILITY TO GET ALONG WITH OTHERS
Findings of both the Community Crime Prevention Associates and Rex Green and Quality Transformation Team (QTT)

SAY SCORES HELPED BOOST RESILIENCE, ALLOWING THEM TRY AGAIN AFTER MAKING A MISTAKE
90% say SCORES helped them try again after a mistake *(California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) 2015-17, evaluated by Dr. Hannah Thompson, PhD.

"The impulse to play, to share, and to dream can be unleashed by the simple gift of a soccer ball. Hunt4Soccer understands that childhood has no second chances and that owning a ball means having the opportunity to play whenever and wherever the inspiration strikes. And when there is a ball, a game will usually follow. The ball from Hunt4Soccer has the power to bring friends together for play, and as the excitement builds, you might just see childhood in full bloom with game-winning plays and Championships won in the roar of imaginary crowds."

--Colin Schmidt, Executive Director of America SCORES Bay Area.


"As a child, I really took for granted that I always had a ball to play with. But this is not the case for so many children around the world. Here in Los Angeles, Hunt4Soccer has allowed us to give a soccer ball to every child who participates in America SCORES LA.

"Here in the Palms community of Los Angeles, the Hunt4Soccer balls have made an incredible difference. Palms is one of the most densely populated areas of Los Angeles, and the Hunt4Soccer balls are often seen in the driveways of apartment buildings and the alleyways where children play. But what makes these balls so special is that the kids can keep them. They can take them home, and they can play with them when school is out and when our program isn't running. This can make all the difference."

"When we think of a soccer ball, we think of the game. But here in Los Angeles, the Hunt4Soccer balls are much more. Although the game springs from them, they are also the gateway to increased physical activity, friendship, health, and even academic achievement. They help kids remain focused and positive, and they provide a source of personal pride for each child. What could be a greater gift!"

--America Scores LA