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Soccer for Success

The U.S. Soccer Foundation selected Widener University to receive a $200,000 grant over two years to operate Soccer for Success, an after-school youth development program that uses soccer as a tool to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles for low-income students.

The program began September 2012 with 350 participants in four locations throughout Chester:

The total number of participants is nearly 500 students in year one, with an overall goal of 700 for year two. Parents of Stetser Elementary participants recently gathered for a program update and nutrition seminar featuring a healthy meal prepared by Widener’s ARAMARK staff. Read more in the Delco Times.