An Evaluation of Soccer for Success

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Soccer for Success is a program implemented by the Sheriff PAL (Police Athletic League) program in the city of Pontiac in order to provide life skills for healthy living to children. The program aims to teach elementary aged kids valuable life skills through soccer. Many of the youth that participate in Soccer for Success are from low-income households. This thesis will use research to evaluate the pre-existing Soccer for Success program and provide knowledge about the effectiveness of the program and how it influences participating students. The results will likely benefit the PAL and provide valuable information about improvements that can be made to the program. In addition, it will provide information for similar programs to be implemented in other underserved populations.



Childhood obesity, Soccer, Low-income