Kick London works with thousands of young people every week to make a positive difference to their lives through sport.
We use sport as a tool to engage with young people, enabling them to develop self-esteem, social responsibility, and life skills. These include the concepts of teamwork, leadership, self-control, making good choices, developing aspirations and respect.
The young people Kick works with are aged 4 – 18, many of whom are at risk of being excluded from school, vulnerable to criminality or gang culture, or are from communities that experience high levels of social deprivation and need.
We currently have contact with around 6,000 young people in London every week through projects in schools, specialist programmes in pupil referral units, and in the community through church based academies, holiday clubs, and crime diversionary schemes.
Our quality sports programmes are accessible, non-elitist and fun. All our Christian coaches are qualified to levels 1 or 2 in a range of sports and are qualified in Level 3 Award in Education and Training. They also specialise in working with young people with special needs and are DBS cleared.
We have four major objectives (depending on the programme being delivered):
- To develop young people’s social, behavioural and emotional skills (helping them in their education and to avoid negative influences such as crime, drugs and anti-social behaviour).
- To develop the sporting skills and abilities of young people
- To improve the health and wellbeing of young people
- To develop young people’s knowledge and awareness of God’s love