YOUTH BEYOND BORDERS
Youth Beyond Borders is an innovative and pioneering project that is about empowering young people to take action in their communities whilst developing transferable skills that they can use whatever path they choose to follow.
Working with the young men that attend our community football sessions in Camberwell, we are giving them the opportunity to lead their own campaign to tackle a local issue in their community.
The project begins by examining a range of social issues such as racism, inequality and gentrification through the lens of football, before focusing in on one that the participants want to build a campaign around.
Through planning and implementing the campaign, the team will build skills such as project planning, teamwork and public speaking, whilst gaining an understanding of how to bring about social and political change as a collective.
What we do
We are an education charity which uses the power of football to inspire young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their goals and make their voices heard. We do this by putting a young person’s passion for football at the heart of their educational experience.
Our football themed, project based FBB Curriculum develops literacy, problem-solving skills and creativity through the prism of football. So, for example, students learn to use a range of adjective and adapt their language to different contexts and tones through creating engaging and effective football commentary. Our curriculum offers interactive, digital exercises which makes use of cameras, social media, analytics and live streaming in partnership with our FBB TV production arm.
Our FBB Coaching Manual exists to create transferable skills which participants can use in their wider life. It uses football to develop the soft skills of resilience, team work, focus and taking action.
Support our work
We do not charge participants for our programmes. Therefore, we depend on the help of our supporters to keep delivering our programmes. Your support allows us to inspire young people to achieve their goals.Please go to the Donate section of the website to find out how you can help us to inspire young people to achieve their goals.
To use football to create a more equal and inclusive society in which young people from low income backgrounds have the opportunity to develop the skills, attitude and character to succeed in education, work and public life.
For all young people regardless of their background to feel valued, confident and empowered to become active citizens and achieve their goals and for society to provide the opportunities for them to do so.
For Football Beyond Borders to be one of the leading youth organisations in the UK and a world leader in using football to inspire young people from disadvantaged background to achieve their goals.
“All that I know most surely about morality and obligations, I owe to football”
Albert Camus – Philosopher, Author, Goalkeeper