With the strapline ‘Making Your Future’ Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s Skills project supports vulnerable young people to move away from crime and anti-social behaviour and engages them in sport, education and employment pathways. The successful programme is delivered across a number of key community hubs within the borough of Haringey.Many participants have been identified as ‘NEET’ (Not in Education, Employment or Training) or at risk of becoming so, including ex-offenders, gang members and young people that have emotional and behavioural difficulties.Skills has been backed by Club Ambassador Ledley King since it launched in 2012 and has since secured funding from the Premier League and People’s Postcode Lottery to enable the delivery of further sessions within the borough to local residents aged 12 – 19.Operating every weekday after school hours, the sessions encourage young people to try different sports and get help and advice with employment and training opportunities. Foundation coaches deliver a range of inclusive sports sessions from badminton to basketball, as well as delivering workshops designed to support young people who are not in education, employment or training with advice on CV writing and interview techniques.Working in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions, Haringey Regeneration team and Haringey Youth Service, the Foundation incorporates a comprehensive offer through holiday and daytime provision to positively engage vulnerable young people in education, employment and sport. In-turn, it is hoped that this will help to contribute to the reduction of youth associated crime and anti-social behaviour within our local community. If you, or someone you know, is interested in taking part in Skills, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to get involved.
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