THE STREET SOCCER FOUNDATION
OUR MISSION: TO HELP END YOUTH HOMELESSNESS THROUGH THE POWER OF FOOTBALL
The Street Soccer Foundation is an award-winning charity operating nationwide throughout England using football as both an effective engagement tool and as a catalyst to improve the lives of vulnerable and homeless young people across the country.
Our nationally acclaimed flagship programme is our ‘Street Soccer Academy’ – the No.1 football-led project tackling youth homelessness in England. Providing a 10-week learning and personal development programme (or ‘experience’) for 18-25 year olds, selected young participants benefit from a fusion of: a) Professional Football Coaching; b) Growth/Positive Mindset Training; and c) Skills & Employability Workshops: a specially crafted ‘hat-trick’ to enable programme participants to fundamentally improve their skills, health & well-being and mindset – and be ready and able to move into Work, Education or Further Training on successful programme completion.
We also run the Street Soccer Community School programme, delivered at partnering Primary Schools throughout the School year, providing vulnerable and disengaged children across KS1 and KS2 (5-11 years) a mix of FA-qualified community football coaching for health and well-being purposes, in addition to fun and educational workshops to develop soft skills and the training of a positive mindset, to help improve their self-belief, build confidence and resilience, as well as improve their aspirations and outlook. Fundamentally, the Street Soccer Community School programme is predominantly focused on inclusion and attendance as well as improving behaviour and engagement. Changing Attitudes and Behaviours to effect Positive Future Outcomes.
Both the Street Soccer Academy and Street Soccer School programmes use the power of football to help young people want – and be able – to make a change in their lives for the better. The proven impact of both programmes instils greater confidence and self-belief in young people; improves their health and well-being; and empowers participants to take positive action; encouraging individuals throughout to reach their goals, both on and off the pitch, and to inspire others to do the same.