More than 400 youth from over 60 schools descended upon the Woodcraft Rangers NVISION soccer tournament at Gage Middle School in Huntington Park. The competition heated up as student athletes from after-school programs around the Los Angeles area, including Mountain View Elementary in Tujunga, came to take part in the agency-wide soccer tournament. The tournament kicked off this year’s NVISION sporting events. Woodcraft Rangers’ NVISION after-school programs give children the opportunity to explore their talents, play and develop their skills at no cost.
“We practice every day after school,” said one Mountain View student. “I have made new friends here and we team up, practice and play against other schools in tournaments like this. I learn how to work as a team and not be mad if we win or lose.”
During their daily practice at the school sites, students also participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) infused activities. These activities engage students to participate in clubs that they enjoy and are able to be inspired to grow into great innovators.