"Street League are amazing because they use the power of football to help young people from the most disadvantaged communities get into work, education and training."
Robin van Persie, Street League Ambassador
THERE ARE ALMOST ONE MILLION YOUNG PEOPLE OUT OF WORK IN THE UK. STREET LEAGUE USE THE POWER OF FOOTBALL TO GET THE MOST DISADVANTAGED INTO WORK, EDUCATION AND TRAINING >>
North Lanarkshire participants were rewarded for their hard work shown during the Academy programme with a visit to Celtic Park for the club’s stadium tour. Now in week nine, the group are coming into the final stages of the programme and will be looking to move into either training, work, or education when they graduate in November.
Great news! Throughout November, Street League will be giving away match tickets to some brilliant Barclays Premier League games. We're doing this to raise awareness of youth unemployment and show how Street League and Barclays are tackling it together. To be in with a chance of winning two tickets to a game, all you have to do is follow @Street_League on Twitter and retweet our special message.
Street League participants got their first taste of a working newsroom after taking part in the Creative Diversity Network (CDN) Open Newsroom Day. Held at the ITN studios in London, around fifty young people from across a range organisations which support young people, were invited to the day where they were given an insight into the different roles within news production.
Senior business leaders from Barclays bank volunteered their time to help support unemployed young people as part of the company’s ‘Make a Difference’ campaign. Twenty-one Street League Academy participants attended a financial skills workshop where they gained invaluable advice from some of Barclays most experienced members of staff.