NN4Y to Take Girls USA Team to 2018 Street Child World Cup in Moscow, Russia

In May, nine young women will represent the USA on the soccer field and bring vital awareness to youth experiencing homelessness.

This May, the National Network for Youth, in collaboration with America SCORES and the Open Goal Project, will take the Girls USA Team to the Street Child World Cup in Moscow, Russia.  These nine young women ages 14-17 are from Washington, DC.  Each has experienced or been at-risk of experiencing homelessness and has demonstrated leadership qualities alongside their athletic ability.

These young women have been selected to represent their nation at the Street Child World Cup where over 200 young people from 22 countries across the world will participate, ahead of the men’s FIFA World Cup.

Girls USA Team will use the platform of the Street Child World Cup to give a voice to the urgency young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness are facing across the US.

These nine inspirational young women will speak their truth to the U.S. Congress and teach these policymakers about the challenges that young people from high-poverty communities face.  Specifically, they will share their expertise about the prevalent and hidden crisis of homelessness among young people, as well as commonsense solutions to ensure that every young person in America has a safe place to call home.


I’m honored to support the Girls USA Team at the Street Child World Cup 2018. They will proudly represent our nation, harnessing their love of soccer to raise awareness and dialogue for US youth at risk of homelessness. Their voices matter. Congratulations to America SCORES and the National Network for Youth for partnering to give these girls the platform they truly deserve.

Becky Sauerbrunn

US women’s national team, FIFA World Cup winner, and Olympic gold medallist

How You Can Get Involved

We are raising funds to take this team of young women to Moscow, Russia to compete in the Street Child World Cup.  We are looking for both individual donations as well as team sponsors.