Using sports to support young, vulnerable women to join the workforce

The project

Step Street, a program of the Street League sports association, supports young women in a situation of long-term unemployment through dance classes. These activities allow them to improve their health and professional and social skills.
A full program is available to them:

  • free weekly dance courses
  • group meetings between participatns and facilitators to encourage socializing skills.
  • Skills building classes 4 times per week (math, English, professional skills, personal development, preparation for professional life)
  • Accompaniment of several months after the program to ensure their continued employment.

The partnership with Fondation CHANEL will allow Street League to open 7 Street Step academies by 2020.

The partner

Street League is a British philanthropic organization that uses football to fight against youth unemployment. 90% of its beneficiaries being boys, it created the Step Street project to provide a response to girls and young women unemployed in the UK.

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Key indicators

Last update : 12/11/2018

number of women and girls who engaged with Street League through sport sessions

306

number of unemployed young people who gained employment, entered education or undertook training

181

percentage of participants who reported a growth in their self confidence

95

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