At the heart of the programme is this:"Change your mindset; change your life"
Having the right, positive mindset is a crucial internal attitude for young people. Through our training of such during the delivery of the Academy programme, young participants will begin to believe in themselves and in their capacity to reach their goals and thus increase their own learning and development success.
The programme is typically for 18 to 30 year-olds who are currently experiencing homelessness or who may be deemed at risk of becoming homeless, such as ex-young offenders, long-term unemployed and NEETS (Not in Education, Employment or Training).
The aim is to motivate participants to improve their lifestyles and to enhance communities nationwide by empowering others to believe in themselves, to help build confidence and self-belief, to improve mental and physical health and well-being, and to have programme participants learn not just for knowledge, but for positive action, so young people can reach their goals both on and off the pitch; and inspire others to do the same.