Programme recruitment for 2019
Autumn is often the time of year when we recruit for programmes that start in the new year. Our coach mentors are out on the streets right now speaking to all of our partners and friends at local authorities, community groups, support groups, colleges, schools and directly on housing estates, looking for the 2019 intake for Street Elite, and also our newly expanded London Futures.
Our award-winning Street Elite programme, run in partnership with The Berkeley Foundation, has engaged 305 young people on the edges of gangs and crime across London over the last 5 years, helping 244 transitions from NEET (not in education, employment or training) into work, apprenticeships, training or education opportunities. Street Elite intervention cohorts are delivered in five phases; ‘On The Street’ recruitment of young people involved in gangs and crime, 15 weeks of training for work through sport, 10 weeks of community engagement delivering sports sessions to children on local housing estates, two week work placements and then into employment, training or education. This year the intervention cohorts will be as follows:
Male: Tower Hamlets, Newham, and Hammersmith & Fulham
If you know or work with a young person living in those areas that you think could benefit from joining Street Elite then please get in touch with Si Ledwith.
We are very pleased to announce that our hugely successful pilot programme, Sutton Futures, will be expanding to cover the whole of Greater London in 2019, thanks to funding from Comic Relief. As a result, it is being rebranded as London Futures and we can’t wait to start helping over 100 young people with learning disabilities in London make a positive start to independence through employment.
London Futures is an employability programme for young Londoners with learning disabilities & mental health problems, facing loneliness & social isolation. Using sport & specialised mentoring, these young Londoners unite to compete in employability challenges to improve their career aspirations & become more integrated in their communities.
In 2019 the programme will run in 4 areas:
London South will run in Wallington, Sutton
London East will run in Hackney Downs, Hackney
London West will run in Latimer Road, Westminster
London North will run in Kings Cross, Camden
If you know or work with a young person living in those areas that you think could benefit from joining London Futures then please get in touch with Ryan Jones.