United for DC (Youth Soccer & Adopted School Programs)


JOLLY BLAST books have been used in the DC United’s "United Soccer Club" youth soccer program and the DC United “Adopted School Program” – bringing soccer and literacy efforts into local Washington DC communities schools for kids ages 4 to 12.     JOLLY BLAST books were also shared with USC kids on the way to a “Let’s Move!” soccer event on the South Lawn of the White House!


“When Jeff brought us JOLLY BLAST, I (we) knew that he, and the whole Jolly Blast organization understood kids in a way that many who try to (coach and) teach do not.  The materials were fun, useful and I think most importantly, not overwhelming.  JOLLY BLAST books were shared with kids who participated in our United Soccer Club youth soccer program as well as our literacy efforts in our "DC United's Adopted Schools Program."    We also benefitted directly from having Jeff as a volunteer soccer coach, and a key member of our Healthy Lifestyles Committee - which worked to implement the US Soccer Foundation's Healthy Lifestyles recommendations on the field of play.

Michael Vaughan Cherubin
Program Manager, United for D.C.

Learn more about DC United’s efforts at:  unitedfordc.org