The London Irish Foundation delivers projects that use the power of sport to make a lasting, positive impact on individuals' lives and to build a meaningful and sustainable legacy for sport and education across our communities. The HSYA has supported them with awards for the TEAM and HITZ projects running in Spelthorne.
TEAM is a three month programme supporting young people who are at risk of becoming NEET. As with all the London Irish community work, this centres around rugby, but in this case teamed up with the Prince’s Trust to provide the framework for the employability skills. 30 young people have benefitted this year despite the restrictions on face-to-face activities.
HITZ is a longer-term programme aimed at young people who have become NEET, developing life skills, literacy, and enabling qualifications and work placements. HITZ continued during lockdown providing social interaction which brought joy and excitement to the faces of the 30 young people supported this year.
The HSYA has enabled the use of better facilities and resources, and more effective transport to both projects. As a result, there has been 98% success in moving the beneficiaries onto a ‘Positive Pathway to Success’.
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