Street League delivers a combined sports and employability programme, helping disadvantaged young people to achieve sustained employment outcomes.
They achieve this through a multi-sports 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 (December 2018—December 2020)
They will engage with 176 unemployed young people aged 16-24 and aim to progress 112 into an employment outcome.The programme will run from 10am-2pm, Tuesday to Friday at The Pallister Park 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 an Outreach and Aftercare Coordinator, who provides aftercare support to the young people and their employers.
The young people will take part in sport 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.
The PCC has awarded £15,000 from the Community Safety Initiative Fund for 1 year (December 2018 to December 2019) with the option to extend for a further 12 months (December 2019 – December 2020) subject to performance outcomes.
Funding will cover the venue hire, qualifications (e.g. first aid and sports coaching) and participants kits and travel. Street League have also secured funding from other trusts and foundations.
Last year, Street League supported 61 unemployed young people into an employment outcome in Cleveland.
Street League also links with local organisations, who provide work experience for individuals on the programme.
The sport and employability programme supports the PCC’s objective of Securing the Future of our Communities.