A hub for excellence
Street League are thrilled to announce a new five-year partnership with the Westminster Foundation to create an innovative Hub for Excellence in Westminster that will help young Londoners achieve their potential with education and employment support.
Street League has been working across London since 2001 and currently runs employability hubs in four London boroughs; Camden, Newham, Southwark and Hillingdon. This new Hub for Excellence will be based at the St Andrews Club in Westminster and will combine our successful sports and employment programme with a new qualifications programme. It has been supported by a grant from the Westminster Foundation worth more than £400,000 over five years.
The hub will give local young people a second chance to achieve their Maths and English qualifications in an inclusive, fun and engaging environment. It will support 300 young Londoners over the next five years, providing tutorials and employability sessions, and daily sports sessions to develop participants’ broader skills and confidence.
Young people are being hit particularly hard right now with unemployment figures showing those aged 16 – 24 suffering the biggest drop in employment compared with other age groups.
These qualifications will give young people with the opportunity they need to move into a wider range of jobs, pursue further education or apprenticeships, and in turn, increase their earning potential, opportunities for progression and financial security that is much less likely in low-skilled roles.