Street League

Street League

Street League is the UK’s leading sport for employment charity. At Street League young people play sport every day and learn the key skills they need to move into work.

Youth unemployment is still a massive problem in the UK. More than one in seven 16-24 year olds are unemployed, which is a huge cost to the taxpayer and there are wide ranging long-term consequences of unemployment on mental and physical wellbeing.  We think this is unacceptable, and our vision is to see an end to youth unemployment.

We believe that education shouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all approach, and that you can find your own success in many different ways. Sport teaches teamwork, leadership, discipline and competitive spirit – not only beneficial on the pitch or in the dance studio, but also essential for the world of work.

We use football, as the nation's favourite game, to tackle one of the nation's biggest problems, and it really works. We’ve also introduced Dance-fit to broaden our social impact and diversity, and allow our young people the freedom to express themselves.

We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved using the power of sport, over the past 12 months we have achieved:

  • 88 young people from Tees Valley joined our 10 week employability programme.
  • 61 young people moved from Street League into positive outcomes (either employment, education or training)
  • 76% of the people we helped find work have stayed in employment for at least 6 months

Our vision for the future is to see an end to youth unemployment in the UK, helping even more young people across the UK get a job through the power of sport.

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