Street League’s delivers a combined sport and employability programme helping disadvantaged young people to achieve sustained employment outcomes. They achieve this through a football and employability ‘Academy’ programme that helps young, unemployed people aged 16-24 progress into work, education or training.
Street League has requested funding towards their Academy programme in Middlesbrough for two years (September 2016–September 2018) where they will engage with 192 unemployed young people aged 16-24 and aim to progress 112 into an employment outcome. The programme will run from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Thursday at The Southlands Centre in Middlesbrough. The Academy consists of a Coach who delivers the sport aspects of the Academy, the Progressions Coordinator, who delivers the employability curriculum and is overseen by the Operations Manager.
The young people will take part in football activities as well as undertaking employability support which will be provided, including, focusing on CV design, job searching and interview techniques with mock interviews with corporate supporters. Street League provide young people with appropriate sports kit/smart clothing and travel costs so that they can engage in all activities. Street League supported 48 unemployed young people into an employment outcome.
The PCC has awarded £18,013.50 from the Community Safety Initiative Fund for two years (September 2016-September 2018) for a quarter of the costs of the Youth and Community Coach, venue hire and sports kit and formal wear. Street League have also secured funding from other trusts and foundations.