The Black Star Initiative is a new initiative developed by For Soccer Ventures to help accelerate the growth of soccer in the Black American community at the grassroots level, on and off the field. Recognizing the Black community's unique needs and the factors that have contributed to the underrepresentation of Black people in soccer, our initiative is designed to:

  • Improve access and opportunities in the game for the underserved

  • Address systemic racism in the sport

  • Facilitate educational and professional pathways

  • Increase awareness and credibility of soccer amongst the Black community

  • Celebrate and amplify the diverse Black soccer culture

Black Star Initiative efforts will include: introducing Black youth and coaches to the game, facilitating higher education and professional pathways for elite players, coaching education, youth and professional development programming, community-centered events, marketing, content, and storytelling.

We aim to be a valued partner for the Black soccer community and work with corporate brands, media partners, content partners, and sponsors to create a bridge to financial and soccer resources for grassroots soccer clubs and organizations.