"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
Street League have been celebrating another fantastic season of support from Soccer AM. Graduates from one of the charity’s London Academies attended the popular Sky TV programme’s last show of the 2014-15 season, and were presented with a donation for almost £4000 by presenters Max Rushden and Helen Chamberlain.
Young people on Street League's Academy refurbished the on-site facilities at a local community centre as part of their work placement week with Willmott Dixon recently. Willmott Dixon are one of the country's leading construction, residential development and property support services.
Street League, the national charity which uses football to tackle youth unemployment, has announced an official partnership with Jewson across Scotland. The builders’ merchant has pledged to support the charity by providing work placements for up to 100 young people from Street League Academies across Scotland over the next 12 months.
The Chief Executive of Street League has backed calls for more to be done to address the lack of numeracy and literacy skills amongst young unemployed people. A study by the OECD revealed that the literacy gap between young people who are jobless and out of education, and their working peers, is bigger in the UK than in many other developed nations.