"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 participants experienced a taste of French culture after taking part in a foreign exchange trip with the charity Sport dans la Ville. The aim of the trip was not only to provide a cultural exchange, but also give the young people the opportunity to get involved in employability workshops with companies including Renault, Asendia, JC Decaux, and the BBC.
Impetus-PEF has invested an additional £600,000 in Street League, whilst continuing its pro-bono support which has been worth over £800,000 since first investing in the charity in 2009. The funding has helped Street League increase the number of young people it helps into employment, education and training, with the Academy programme expanding from operating in two, to fourteen regions, over six years.
Anthony left school with only one GCSE, and although he managed to find work, he struggled to find a job he really enjoyed doing. Anthony joined Street League’s North London Academy which is when his life soon began to take shape. After securing a work placement at Hyundai, Anthony was subsequently offered a permanent role working in the company’s technical department.
Street League's partnership with Glasgow Life and Clyde Gateway won first place in the Economic Growth category at the 2014 Glasgow City Council Flourish Awards. Street League and Clyde Gateway worked together to support Glasgow Life's Sports Venues Employability Programme to help young people take advantage of the new job opportunities attached to the construction of the city's Emirates Arena.