Football Beyond Borders (FBB) works with young people who are disengaged with their education. We take a young person's passion for football and place it at the heart of their education.It costs £400 for a participant to complete a full year of the FBB Schools programme. This includes at least 70 hours of football-themed learning in the classroom and on the pitch using our FBB Curriculum, as well as 6 remarkable reward trips.In the current funding climate, schools are increasingly struggling to pay the full cost of the programme.
The young people I have met from FBB programmes have a renewed sense of self belief, joy and focus. If we can give young people motivation, confidence, a safe space to express themselves and learn, a community to feel a part of, then maybe we can go some way to cutting down young suicide, knife crime, drug abuse and many other resulting endemics.
In 2016/17, FBB school groups saw 31% fewer incidents of bad behaviour, a 48% improvement in Teacher Assessed Attitude to Learning and an average attendance rate of 95.4%. 26 Miles is a long way - help me run and enable more young people to benefit!