‘Help those young people so they feel safe and comfortable.’
Street League aims to tackle the problem of youth unemployment by engaging with young people through sport and physical activity, whilst teaching valuable skills to help them into employment.
What is Street League?
Street League run employability skills sessions which involve working with young people on a variety of topics including maths and English, CV support and job applications, mock interviews, helping to build their confidence and also working to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
The organisation works in particular with young people feeling disengaged when they leave school, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds who may feel as though their future prospects are limited. Street League use sport and physical activity as a tool to re-engage these people, encouraging them to feel motivated and improve fitness, as well as learn skills such as cooperation and communication.
Their 8-week programme links these activities with their employability workshops with the ultimate aim to ensure young people are being productive, whether that be achieving new qualifications, or going into work placements and full time employment.
The organisation receives referrals from job centres, schools, youth workers and probation officers and works with these services to help young people to achieve a sustainable change in their lives.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
Street League currently only operates during the day but finds that many of the young people they support are looking for somewhere safe to go during the evenings, as well as something to occupy them.
With funding from LoveBrum, Street League would be able to expand on the service that they currently provide and organise activities in the evenings to provide somewhere safe for young people to go, keeping them off the streets and engaged in positive activities. This would also provide the opportunity for them to continue supporting young people who have finished their programme.
Cost of project
Where can people go to find out more about Street League?
Marie McCarren, Operations Manager
Tel: 07580 995 479