Street League is one of the most exciting, dynamic and fastest-growing charities in the UK. We specialise in changing the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds through the power of football. Originally founded as an organisation working with homeless people in 2001, we now work with 16 to 25-year-olds who are not in employment, education and training (NEET).
Our vision is to help bring an end to structural youth unemployment in the UK. With almost one million young people out of work, youth unemployment is the single biggest threat to the future prosperity of our country.
Street League engages with these young people in a structured football and education ‘Academy’ programme, with two hours in the classroom and two hours on the pitch each day. This intensive eight-week programme develops vital employability skills such as communication, teamwork and goal-setting. It also offers nationally-recognised qualifications. Our Academy runs at the Magnum Leisure Centre in Irvine and our next Academy is due to start on 22nd September 2014. Making a referral is easy, if you are, or know someone who is 16-25, unemployed and a North Ayrshire resident then contact me on the number above and we can discuss getting involved.
The Academy is free to attend and we will pay travel expenses for those accepted onto the Academy.