"There are almost one million young people out of work in the UK. Street League are amazing because they use the power of football to get the most disadvantaged 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 >>
Soccer AM presenter Max Rushden is to become an ambassador for Street League. The national charity uses the power of football to engage with unemployed 16 to 25-year-olds, and help them develop key life and employability skills during an eight-week Academy programme.
Senior staff from Barclays showed their commitment to helping change the lives of unemployed young people as part of their ‘Make A Difference Day’ initiative. Thirty participants from Street League Academy programmes across London and Kent travelled to Canary Wharf to undergo mock interviews and then receive invaluable feedback.
Street League will celebrate 10 years of changing lives through football during December. The celebrations kick off with an event at the National Football Museum in central Manchester on Tuesday, December 3rd (2-4pm).
The Chief Executive of Street League has called on the charity's supporters to “spread the word” and help celebrate its 10th anniversary this December. Matt Stevenson-Dodd was appointed CEO in August 2010, and has overseen the rapid expansion of the charity which 'changes lives through football'.