The Philadelphia Union Foundation (PUF) and CCSA have formed a partnership to offer exciting engagement opportunities for our students. Each week our elementary school students participate in The SWAG, a free soccer training program for young athletes ages 4 through 8. During their Physical Education classes, students are taught the basics of soccer by former professional and collegiate players. In addition to The SWAG, the PUF has selected CCSA as its primary school partner for the new iAM Project. The program focuses on three core pillars: inspiration, aspiration, and mentorship.
The iAM Project leverages a network of inspirational speakers, academic and professional mentors, and corporate partners to expose CCSA students to a wide variety of career opportunities. Corporate partners include Lincoln Financial Group, Global Neurosciences Institute, BIMBO Bakeries, Kevin Durant Charity Foundation, and Neumann University. In early December, 33 of our 10th grade students participated in an event at Subaru Park, home of the Philadelphia Union, celebrating their acceptance into the program.