Street League, the national charity which uses football to help disadvantaged young people get into work, is to open in Liverpool.
The charity currently works with 16 to 25-year-old ‘NEETs’ (Not in Education, Employment or Training) across five UK cities, and plans to be in 12 by 2014.
Street League’s highly successful ‘Academy’ programme develops vital life and employability skills such as communication, teamwork, goal-setting, CV-writing and mock interviews.
Three out of four graduates from the eight-week Academy get a job or move into education and training.
Chief Executive Matt Stevenson-Dodd said: “We are delighted to be opening Street League’s award-winning programme in Liverpool, a city with a proud footballing heritage.
“We look forward to working with the young people of Liverpool and local partners, to get more young people into jobs and training.”
Street League has been a charity partner of The FA since 2010 and was the volunteering partner of No 10 Downing Street during 2011. It recently won the Beyond Sport P&G UK Impact Award.
Founded in 2001, it currently operates out of five cities – London, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
For more information visit www.streetleague.co.uk
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