Youth-led Street Sport for All
‘Youth-led Street Sport for All’ (YSSA) aims to increase participation in sports, strengthen social inclusion and promote voluntary activity amongst disadvantaged children and youth in Italy, Greece, Malta, Lithuania and Denmark. ‘Youth-Led Street Sport for All’ is a Collaborative Partnership funded by the Erasmus Plus Sport program.
Across Europe, young people are searching for ways to live healthier, to have greater economic opportunity, and to find real and meaningful ways to both belong to society and contribute to it. At the same time, the world is passing through a massive refugee crisis which offers challenges to the social cohesion within and among many European countries.
During the project lifetime 600 young role models will be trained to reach out to 5,000 kids from underserved communities to invite them to take part in community street sports activities. This will get more kids moving and will help them feel more at home in their local community and society at large: a ripple effect that should create a safer, more active – physically & civically – and cohesive Europe.
As we work with and empower these young people, these five partners will collaborate on best-practices education guides that will help organizations around Europe and the world create innovative outdoor and indoor street sports facilities as hubs for urban sports and youth voluntarism.
The program will deliver three crucial intellectual outputs:
- The output will be a transnational Playmaker (volunteer) Curriculum which consists of a package of educational modules, with specific training themes and learning goals that increase the children and young people’s personal and interpersonal social and cultural skills, as well as their capabilities to make solid decisions. It will be developed, implemented, and tested in the partner countries and contexts with a potential to build a stronger and more versatile concept that can later be scaled and implemented in other European countries.
- An Online Playmaker Toolbox will serve as a free, online, learning platform for all Playmakers, a sharing dialogue promoting platform and a street sport compendium with drills and training materials combined with the empowerment goals central to the project. The toolbox will furthermore have an interactive feautre where key volunteers can report and share results from local activities.
- A Street Sport Facility Guide to establish and operate outdoor and indoor sport facilities
News from the project:
– The partners gathered together to meet in person for the first time, to review the project goals.
– Second transnational meeting between the partners
– Basketball tournament gathered 58 youth in Dainava in Kaunas
Please take a minute to meet the partners on this page and learn about their work.
Interested in knowing more?
Contact Emily V. Ronek, International Partnership Manager in GAME: firstname.lastname@example.org.