Football Beyond Borders are an award-winning education and social inclusion charity that uses the power of football to change the lives of young people. Football Beyond Borders (FBB) supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who are passionate about football but disengaged with school, in order to help them stay in school and achieve a grade 4 or above in their English and Maths GCSEs. The charity does this by providing long-term, intensive support, built around relationships and young people’s passions, in the classroom and beyond.
Funding from Postcode Innovation Trust will be used to launch Youth Beyond Borders, a Youth Creative Agency that generates income by supporting brands with research & insights, recruitment and content production. They will focus on engaging 16+ year old FBB programme graduates, providing many of them with work experience opportunities to provide them with the skills and tools to successfully enter the careers of their choosing, ensuring that FBB graduates stay in Education, Employment and Training (EET). Specifically, this will be paid employment and training opportunities within the creative industries for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, the development of soft skills and networking opportunities created by the services delivered by YBB.
Visit their website here: https://www.footballbeyondborders.org/