Street League uses the power of football to help unemployed 16 to 25-year-olds get into work and training across the UK. It provides an eight-week football and education programme which develops key employability skills such as communication and teamwork, and offers several nationally-recognised qualifications.
At the end of Street League ‘Academy’ programmes across the UK, 81% of graduates move into work, training or education.
In addition to the financial support Barclays provides to Street League, our colleagues help deliver the programme by running mock interview, CV-writing, and financial literacy sessions for participants.
Barclays is funding Street League’s roll out across three new sites in Birmingham, Leeds and Middlesbrough.
Paulette Cohen, Head of Global Programmes, , said: “For 10 years Barclays has been investing in sports facilities and programmes in the UK communities where they are most needed - creating sustainable resources and helping young people achieve their ambitions.
“We’re supporting this expansion because we know that sport can be a powerful tool to engage young people and help them develop the skills to get working or move forward in life. It’s been inspiring to meet the graduates to see what they’re achieving, not only for themselves, but for their wider communities.”