We are improving the life chances of young people living in deprived areas of London by helping them develop essential life skills, increase their engagement with education and give them positive activities to take part in outside of school.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1098744)
I can speak to my coach about any issues I have or anything I need help with. I find it easier to speak to him than anyone else.
It’s about having someone on your side who, if you have a problem, you can tell them anything.
What Coach taught me was more than basketball – he taught me the game of life. What it meant to be a man, a team player, taking responsibility and being respectful. He was a friend, a coach, a brother, and a father figure. And I was so lucky to have that in my life.
We work with young people from low economic backgrounds because they: • Have poorer educational outcomes including higher rates of absenteeism and exclusion and lower levels of academic achievement; • Have fewer opportunities to develop their social, emotional and cognitive skills; • Are at greater risk of suffering from mental health issues; • Have fewer opportunities to participate in sport and are far more likely to lead inactive lifestyles.
High quality sports coaching will address disadvantages our young people face by providing role-models, and safe, structured activities that can be difficult to find in areas of deprivation. Our coaches mentor participants full-time throughout the school term and in the holidays to develop skills including confidence and determination. We employ activities that are structured and purposeful – which are important in a young person’s development, both mentally and physically.
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