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Street League is a leading sport for employment charity. At Street League, you play sport everyday and learn the key skills to move into work.
What is Street League?
Street League has a vision to see an end to youth unemployment. Street League operates across Birmingham, and they have 10- 20 week long programmes support unemployed 16 – 24 year olds to learn the key skills, gain the necessary qualifications, and work experience,to move into a sustainable job or further training. At Street League, they deliver employability services held together by the power of sport, offering a growing range of activities designed to appeal to different groups of disadvantaged young people. Sport is integral to making Street League work – it brings people together, enables them to feel physically and mentally healthier, teaches key skills like discipline, communication, and team work, and is one of the most powerful engagement tools when working with hard to reach young people. Street League are focused on helping young people achieve sustainable change in their lives.
Young people come to Street League in various ways – referred by unemployment offices and other social services outlets, youth workers, the probation service, through word of mouth, or via online social media channels and referafriend schemes. During this time, Staff develop a relationship with the young people and begin to talk about their aspirations with the intention, when an individual is ready, to join an Academy course. This process lasts approximately two months and although it is classroom based, sport remains an integral part, and gives ‘students’ the skills and support they need to progress into education,training or work, with the support of Street League!
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
If Street League were to win the funding, the money would help to promote Street League Birmingham by putting on events where young people can gain a taster as to what they will expect on the programme. At the moment, Street League outreach within the local community, Job centres and at Alternative Education schools. The funding would enable Street League to promote themselves further to the wider community also.
Where can people go to find out more about Street League?
For more information about Street League, please contact:
Nithee Kotecha, Operations Manager.
Tel: 07580 995 461
You can find out more about Street League by visiting their Website.