Promoting Sports Qualifications, Mentoring Skills and Employability Opportunities

  We are delighted to be assisting the grass roots sports charity StreetGames extend their already successful sports training programme further into Sussex.

By supporting StreetGames' innovative 'Volunteer Programme, funding from Fonthill is enabling 10 unemployed young people from Sussex to participate in the full time 20-week programme aimed at improving the young peoples' employment and life opportunities.

The young volunteers will be recruited from 3 local host organisations; Brighton and Hove City Council, The Russell Martin Foundation and Sussex Clubs for Young People; who will be responsible for mentoring the recruits.

The programme involves a range of activities, including organising and delivering sports events, developing a website, organising youth groups and training sessions, recruiting and mentoring other volunteers, as well as attending a 3-day residential leadership course and managing the day to day running of a new project

StreetGames also provide the opportunity for every young person to benefit from a two-day employability training event covering CV writing and interview techniques, helping them make the most of their new-found skills to seek employment after the course.

A StreetGames spokesperson said 'We are thrilled to have Fonthill's support.  We know from previous volunteer programmes that the outcomes for the young people completing the course are profound, with nearly half going on to secure employment and a further 30% going on to further education, training or volunteering.  By improving their personal development skills and building their self-esteem, along with delivering a Level 2 Award in multi-skills development the course really enables young people to develop a readiness for employment in the workplace."