Washington Spirit Spotlight


Washington Spirit strives to actively impact the community in and around the Washington DC area. They want to make a difference for the community on and off the soccer field. Through their many programs, they inspire positive change within the community.

Community Programs:

DC Scores: A combination of classroom and field practice. On one end, the kids practice on the field, and on the other end they are writing poetry. Both providing a sense of community and family amongst the kids.

Youth Leadership Foundation (YLF): Provides mentoring and educational help for kids. It encourages kids to finish high school and graduate from college.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Helping kids and families fight against cancer. Families never receive a bill from the treatments.

Children’s National Hospital: Provides premiere pediatric services designed around kids’ specific needs and is based in the DC metropolitan area.

Comfort Cases: Aimed at bringing hope and optimism to kids in foster care, “Comfort Cases” are bags full of comforting supplies, including blankets, pajamas, and more, provided to those kids.

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now Greater DC-Baltimore: 

Using exercise and fun activities to empower kids with disabilities.

Teens Run DC: Organization focused on supporting underserved middle school and high school students by working on distance running and achieving personal goals.

U-23S / Spirit Reserves: 

Team that participates in the Club Championships League Pro23, including reserve squad.

Youth Programs:

Advanced Development Program: This “invitation only” program brings U17 and U19 together to create a team of players hoping to gain both real world and professional soccer skills. On field and off field sessions are required to give a view of what life as a NWSL soccer player would be.

Alliance Partner Program: This program helps bring together the surrounding communities with the college teams, players, and coaches. This membership allows kids to go to a training practice, and so much more.

Youth Training Centers: This is affiliated with Women and Girls in Soccer (WAGS). They provide a special opportunity for women and girls to experience soccer by supporting six unique programs that focus on character and team building.

Supporting Black Owned Businesses:

Abby Bonebrake

Abby Bonebrake

Sports Philanthropy Network

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