Street Elite

Street Elite is a sport-for-development programme delivered in partnership with The Change Foundation, which provides coaching and mentoring for young people on the edge of gangs and crime.

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The Berkeley Foundation has been supporting Street Elite since 2013. Street Elite is a nine-month coaching and mentoring programme delivered by The Change Foundation. It is aimed at young people who are impacted by violence, crime and inequality, helping them to re-engage with employment, education or training.

Street Elite works with vulnerable 18-25 year olds across London and Birmingham, many of whom are profoundly disengaged and may not be in touch with any other agencies or support. On average, 80% of the young people taking part in the programme successfully move on into work, college or university. Many of them have moved into roles with Berkeley Group.

In 2019, we commissioned Bean Research to undertake a SROI analysis on behalf of Street Elite, based on the distance travelled for the 97 participants of the 2018 and 2019 programmes in Newham, Tower Hamlets, Lambeth, Southwark and Hammersmith and Fulham.

This study found that the investment of £4,000 per participant in Street Elite generates over ten times that in social value over a period of three years - £10.72 for every £1 invested through reduced negative health behaviours, increased skills and employment and through engaged and active young people.

Read the report here.