4ATX Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Austin FC, today published their 2023 Impact Report, detailing the Foundation’s work throughout last year. In 2023, 4ATX Foundation increased its number of Central Texans served to over 440,000 (a 37 percent increase from 2022) across 78 zip codes, delivered over 21,000 hours of programming, and invested more than $1.1M in the community.
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“We’re grateful for the support of so many people and partners in helping us continue our mission to use soccer to help communities thrive,” said 4ATX Foundation Executive Director Kaitlin Mauro. “It’s an honor to serve alongside like-minded Central Texans, and we look forward to furthering our mission in 2024.”
4ATX Foundation installed their seventh and eighth mini-pitches in Central Texas in 2023: one in partnership with local nonprofit Soccer Assist at Murphy Park in Taylor, and one in partnership with YETI at Akins Early College High School in South Austin. The Foundation also partnered with St. David’s Healthcare to host seven cost-free clinics for over 700 youth, and Q2 for a year-long paid leadership program for 10 local high-schoolers.
The Foundation’s returning programs built upon prior success as well. Verde Leaders, a positive youth development program that combines soccer with Social-Emotional Learning, Restorative Practices and Mindfulness continued to help 700 middle schoolers find personal and academic success year-round.
Per the program’s year-end survey of students, 95 percent say that being a Verde Leader has made them feel more hopeful about their future, 92 percent felt more capable of achieving their goals, and 91 percent feel motivated to try harder in school. In addition, 4ATX, alongside Netspend, has now donated 160 Verde Nets to schools and programs in need of soccer field refurbishment across the greater Austin area.