Tottenham Hotspur Foundation works with the Premier League and Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) to deliver this successful football-based youth mentoring programme.The year-long pilot programme has been delivered to over 1,300 12 – 18 year olds across London – all identified as being involved or at risk of becoming involved in crime – through the London Premier League Kicks scheme, using football to steer young people away from crime.Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has worked with over 350 people on the MOPAC initiative, offering one-to-one support through a mentor, personal development plans, volunteering opportunities and accessible pathways into employment. It is hoped that signposting individuals on to accessible pathways will challenge the negative elements a young person may come across on a daily basis such as engaging in criminal activities or gangs.The aims of the project are to:
As a result of Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s MOPAC scheme, over 60 young Londoners have found employment or enrolled in education and training provision.
In line with the Mayor’s ambitions for young people and plans to tackle youth crime, the Foundation works closely with its Kicks participants to turn them away from gang life and instead take part in football lessons and life skills workshops.
MOPAC is a closed programme. Entry on to the programme is via referral only.For more information, please contact Kieran Bryant by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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