Street League have teamed up with Hibernian Community Foundation and Edinburgh College to provide personal development and IT learning opportunities at the club’s Easter Road Stadium.

Participants who are part of Street League’s Stage 2 and 3 Academies in Edinburgh will be engaged in activities which help them focus on computer-based preparation for work and introduced to additional opportunities for further training or education.

The unemployed young people will be supported by Street League staff, Hibernian Community Foundation staff and Edinburgh College Learning Assistants.


Dr Kris Von Wald, Executive Director at Hibernian Community Foundation, believes that the partnership will benefit all of the participants on Street League’s award-winning Academy programme. She said: “We believe this partnership approach is the right way to extend the reach and impact of our efforts without duplication.

“Each partner is able to make a contribution to achieving shared aims, which is more efficient and effective. By working together we are able to add value to proven approaches and existing services for the benefit of participants.”

Street League Edinburgh Operations Manager Steven Jardine firmly believes the partnership will help more young people move into a positive outcome. He said: “The team in Edinburgh are really looking forward to this new partnership with Hibernian Community Foundation.


“Not only will the participants on our programme benefit from excellent IT facilities, they will also receive dedicated literacy and numeracy support.

“With strong links being formed between Street League, Hibernian Community Foundation and Edinburgh College, this partnership will increase opportunities for Academy graduates to progress into positive destinations in Edinburgh.”

Nationally 81% of Street League Academy graduates achieve a positive outcome. That means from every five young people who graduate from the Street League Academy, two move into employment and two move into training or education.

To find out more about Street League in Edinburgh please contact Steven Jardine, Edinburgh Operations Manager, on [email protected] or 07788 312855.