Sounders FC + RAVE Foundation Sports Media Institute

Seattle Sounders FC, together with its charitable arm, RAVE Foundation, is implementing the second Sounders FC & RAVE Foundation Sports Media Institute in July of 2018. This program is set to provide a unique opportunity for rising seventh, eighth and ninth grade students in the Puget Sound region, as it focuses on using Sounders FC soccer as a vehicle for empowerment and early career exploration.

This program offers a unique opportunity to students in Bellevue, Highline, Lake Washington, Seattle and Tukwila Public Schools. The Sounders Sports Media Institute provides a select number of students the opportunity to learn and explore professional skills in the context of Sports Media and Major League Soccer. Participants learn and practice in writing, editing, broadcast, social media and public relations, as well as gain valuable firsthand experience in the fast-paced field of sports media with the expertise of Sounders FC. Geared toward students entering grades 7, 8, and 9 in fall of 2018 and who live in underserved communities in the Puget Sound region.

Before applying, please check the following dates on your calendar. Attendance is required at all scheduled sessions:

Friday, July 13 Introductory Meeting for Students and Families
Tuesday, July 17  Session 1
Thursday, July 19  Session 2
Saturday, July 21  Sounders FC match vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Tuesday, July 24 Session 3
Thursday, July 26  S2 vs. Las Vegas Lights (TBD)
Sunday, July 29 Sounders FC match vs. New York City FC
Tuesday, July 31 Session 5
Thursday, August 2    Session 6
Tuesday, August 7 Session 7 Final Project Due
Sunday August 12  Sounders FC Match vs. FC Dallas – Culminating Event

Applications are open through May and participants will be selected by mid-May.