Leading the Way

Shannon Schneeman

Executive Director, America SCORES New York

“Sports made me who I am today: it provided me with one of the best college educations in the country, trips overseas, a great job in finance, countless leadership opportunities, a love of exercise and best friends. Now, I have the chance to expand these kinds of opportunities to more young girls.

Just as it did for me, soccer keeps our girls focused on school and eating healthy. Moreover, playing on a team provides girls with a sense of identity and an avenue for developing their voice.

Personally, I had multiple opportunities to become a leader by participating in soccer, hockey and track. For many of our students, America SCORES is the only available platform, so we need to continue to expand access for girls at great youth sports programs across our nation!”