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StreetGames empowers young people through sport

14 August 2015
The StreetGames youngsters taking part in a raft building exercise.

StreetGames, the national sport charity, has partnered with Sanctuary Housing to offer six Hackney youngsters a five-day residential at Longridge on the Thames.

Funded by The Berkeley Foundation and hosted by Adventure Learning Foundation, the programme is essential to the personal development of the StreetGames volunteers.

The residential experience is led by a team of eight StreetGames Young Advisors who have organised and planned all the activities. The Young Advisors are committed to provide the 50 young volunteers (aged 14-25) from disadvantaged neighbourhoods with a stimulating, enjoyable, and inspiring experience. 

Sanctuary Housing was offered the opportunity to invite local residents to the residential, of which six young people from Concorde Youth Hub will be taking part.

The purpose of the residential is to enable young volunteers to develop their personal leadership and inter-personal skills to enhance their self-confidence, personal qualities, attitudes and behaviours.

StreetGames has partnered with the Leyton Orient Trust and Sanctuary to deliver inspiring recreational games to residents in Hackney.