A grant of £20,000 over one year was awarded to Street League for its South London Academy. This is a structured ten week football and employability programme, designed to help unemployed young people aged 16-25 get into employment, training or further education. The academy runs for 10 weeks (Monday to Thursday) and uses a bespoke, football-based curriculum to develop leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. Young people undertake training and qualifications in functional skills (English and Maths), employability skills, and are also given one-to-one careers advice, assistance with CV writing and mock interview sessions, alongside football activity. The Academy will take place at Oasis Play Centre in Stockwell (with football activity at Myatts Field and Kennington Park, and after care support at Street League’s Oval based head office).
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