Football Beyond Borders uses the power of football as an educational tool to inspire young people to achieve their goals and make their voices heard.
We are an education charity which uses football as an engagement tool to provide young people with the opportunity to achieve their goals and fulfil their potential. We do this through our football themed, literacy curriculum which puts a young person’s passion for football at the heart of their education.
Our FBB Schools programme uses the power of football as an educational tool to support young people who are disengaged at school to improve their behaviour for learning, academic performance and school engagement.
We work with 600 students at schools across London and the North West and deliver our weekly programme on the pitch and in the classroom as a way to tackle low educational attainment, poor school attendance and challenging behaviour.
We do this through our football themed, literacy curriculum which takes a young person’s passion for football and uses it to produce significant improvements in attitude to learning and behaviour for learning.
In 2016/17, we delivered our FBB Schools programme to 250 participants across 18 programmes and measured our impact against control group data. FBB participants were involved in 31% fewer incidents of bad behaviour than the control group comparison and achieved a 48% improvement in teacher-assessed attitude to learning.
FBB TV is our very own youth-led football media platform that provides young people from our programmes with the training and opportunities to produce their own media. Our young presenters have interviewed important figures in football such as Premier League stars Santi Cazorla, Gary Neville, Yaya Toure and Yannick Bolasie, England Women’s footballer Lianne Sanderson, Sky Sport’s pundits Guillem Balague, Kate Abdo and Jim White. You can subscribe to our YouTube channel here.
For more information about our work please see the Projects section on our website.
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Our Level 3 trained Deputy Safeguarding Lead is our Head of Volunteering, Ceylon Hickman. You can contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org