What we do:
Heart of the City strives to level the playing field for kids in Lake County, IL by providing access to quality soccer and educational programs that can serve as a youth development pathway.
We use soccer as a medium to teach kids important life skills that will help them succeed -- on and off the field!
affordable, high quality programs
support for post-secondary success
volunteer stewardship opportunities
Who we serve:
Youth ages 4-19 in Lake County, IL, with approximately 70% qualifying for free & reduced lunch.
- Sept. 14 - Oct. 19, Saturdays, 9am-12:30pm: Soccer Academy Fall League with Foss Park District
- Oct. 14: High school boys HOTC Elite supplemental tryout
- Oct. 14: Fall College Visit (HS Girls)
- Oct. 16: FAFSA Workshop (ISAC)
- Oct. 17, 5-7pm: Waukegan Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours - Tour & Taste at Heart of the City (FREE!)
- Nov. 6: College Application Workshop (ISAC)
- Nov. 15-17: Indianapolis College Showcase (HOTC Elite high school girls)
- Nov. 21: Potluck/ISAC Jeopardy
- Jan. 18 - Feb. 22, Saturdays 11-2pm: Soccer Academy, Winter session