With it being the 50th anniversary year since England won the 1966 World Cup, beating West Germany 4-2 at Wembley, tributes have been pouring in. But for the team behind 3 Lions, a song felt like the most apt way of celebrating Alf Ramsey’s boys’ success. Featuring household names from the world of comedy such as; Rory McGrath, Hugh Dennis, Omid Djalili, Angus Deayton, Clive Anderson and David Quantick.
Street Step, part of the Street League family, uses a unique dance fitness and education programme to support unemployed 16 to 24-year-olds into work. Operating in three cities – Glasgow, London and Birmingham – and soon to be running in Manchester and Liverpool, the new social enterprise is supported by Founding Partners, Barclays. But why dance fitness, and what are the health benefits of incorporating it into Street Step’s unique employability programme?
Street League’s team of dedicated staff from all over the UK passed the Matrix assessment recently. As stated on The Matrix Standard’s website, the assessment is ‘a unique quality standard to assist and measure advice and support services, which supports individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals’. The assessment reviewed Street League’s practices and enabled our unique sport for employability programme to gain some valuable feedback.
With the London Marathon fast approaching, Street League have a valiant supporter who’s stepped forward to help raise money for the charity and run the gruelling 26.2 mile race. Stan Curran, a former Youth & Community Coach with Street League in Birmingham, is keen help change the lives of more young people throughout the UK and realises the money he raises will be put to good use.
Are you aged between 16 and 24, and currently out of work? We can help you develop the key skills and qualifications which will make you attractive to employers, while playing football and having fun. Join our Academy programme, and you will build your CV and get real-life work experience. Then we’ll help you look for work and support you throughout the early stages of your job.
Employers across the UK are discovering the benefits of taking on a graduate from the award-winning Street League Academy programme. Whether it’s through work placements, apprenticeships or full-time roles, we are proud to provide a national network of work-ready, enthusiastic young people who will add real value to your company.
Street League deliver Academy programmes commissioned by a large range of public sector organisations including the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Skills Development Scotland, Further Education (FE) Colleges and local authorities in both England and Scotland. Our programmes are also delivered within schools as part of NEET reduction strategies.
Whether it's £5 or £500, every penny donated to Street League goes towards helping change lives through football. Ask your company to choose us as their Charity of the Year, or complete a sponsored event to help young unemployed people in your area. Whether it’s climbing a mountain, running a marathon or holding a football tournament, let us know what you’re planning.