Our Purpose

Creating brighter futures for young people

Whilst the UK’s unemployment rate is at around 4.6%, youth unemployment is three times this. A youth unemployment crisis has been caused by the coronavirus pandemic with a disproportionate impact on young people. Young people living in poverty are twice as likely to be out of work. We're here to change that.

Street League uses the power of sport to tackle poverty and give young people the opportunities they need to succeed in life and the workplace. From school to the world of work, we work with young people aged 14-30, living in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities. Our staff help them overcome their practical and personal barriers to employment.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation gives context to ‘poverty’ in the UK. “Poverty means not being able to heat your home, pay your rent, or buy the essentials for your children. It means waking up every day facing insecurity, uncertainty, and impossible decisions about money. It means facing marginalisation – and even discrimination – because of your financial circumstances. The constant stress it causes can lead to problems that deprive people of the chance to play a full part in society.”

The communities where we work

Helping young people reach their potential

We believe that the real life skills are the ones discovered outside the classroom.

Where traditional schooling and exams are the most common way to begin your career, they are not the only route. Your future can be made outside the classroom. We focus on giving young people the chance to develop in a proactive environment without the pressure of traditional teaching methods.

What we do

Join a programme today

You can get fit, have fun, build skills, and gain qualifications. We will help you move into work, college, an apprenticeship or training - whatever your goals are.

Our FREE employability programmes are designed to support young people aged 16-30 gain qualifications, increase confidence and move into work, further education, apprenticeships and training. Our sport for employment programmes have helped thousands of young people find jobs in hundreds of different sectors. And you could be next!

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Could you employ our young people?

Our employer partners play a vital role when it comes to securing young peoples' futures.

Employers' support can help us in a number of ways. You can offer work placements to young people in need of experience in the workplace and as part of the accredited qualifications we offer. You can meet your business needs by recruiting our young people to work for you and benefit from our in-work support service and Modern Apprenticeships.

See how Street League can help you find work-ready enthusiastic employees and develop your workforce.

Employer Information

Can you help us support more young people?

We believe that every young person should have the chance to succeed. You can help change the odds. Poverty, social inequality, racism and other social and economic barriers are the reality many young people face that prevent them from securing a job.

Everything we do is focused on supporting young people to believe in themselves and reach their full potential by moving into sustainable jobs, education and training opportunities. Support from your company can have a huge impact on young people in communities all across the UK. See how you can support us to do this.

Ways to work with us

We are committed to being honest and transparent

We want to learn from our data, improve our services for young people, and build trust.

At Street League, we’re on an ongoing journey to become even more honest and transparent about our impact. Driven by a scarcity of funding, charities can feel compelled to tell ever more hard-hitting stories and publish ever-increasing, vague success rate percentages to secure the money we all need. This needs to change.

That's why we balance our success stories with hard facts about the impact we achieve and talk openly when we don't get it right. We also want to keep things simple and clear to understand. That's why we have our 'Three Golden Rules' and encourage other charities to adopt these, to cut through ambiguity and make impact reporting open and honest.

Check out our 'live' impact dashboard

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