Video: World Cup 2014: Let's Get Serious about Youth in Soccer

  • Jun 23, 2014
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    The Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative cordially invites you to:

    World Cup 2014: Let's Get Serious about Youth in Soccer

    Briana Scurry
    Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Champion, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

    Awista Ayub
    Director, South Asia Programs, Seeds of Peace; Author of the Kabul Girls Soccer Club

    Paul Teeple
    Director, Sport-for-Development, Partners of the Americas

    Moderated by:

    Nicole Goldin
    Director, Youth, Prosperity and Security Initiative, Center for Strategic and International Studies

    Global excitement, anticipation, and pride are mounting with the 2014 World Cup gets underway in Brazil this week. But, the significance of soccer (or football, the world over) and sport go well beyond the stadiums. Around the world, it is being used as a unique and flexible tool to promote multiple aspects of youth development, girls empowerment, and peace. Please join us on Olympic Day for a timely roundtable conversation on the opportunities and challenges for soccer in supporting young people, and promoting gender equality and social progress.