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Leadership Through Sport & Business

Leadership Through Sport & Business

  • Leadership Through Sport & Business (LTSB) places bright young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in outstanding professional apprenticeships and social action is central to their personal development.
  • Our programme provides embedded opportunities for candidates to develop and demonstrate key leadership skills through coaching, mentoring and referee training, delivered in partnership with our football club foundation partners at Aston Villa, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and West Ham.
  • Youth social engagement during the pre-apprenticeship phase of our programme teaches young people transferable skills that will benefit them and their employers throughout their careers. But more generally, it makes a valuable contribution to wellbeing as a whole – the benefits to mental health, self-esteem and confidence are clear.
  • Society needs young people to engage with their communities to be socially responsible, meaningfully employed and able to contribute to more stable homes and families. Social action gives our young people a foundation to become the role models who can make a difference.
  • Our young people, aged 16-21, make a commitment to complete 35 hours of social action over the course of their apprenticeship, and LTSB strives to provide meaningful and impactful opportunities. We will closely track the achievements of our young people and publish this in our impact reports.
  • LTSB delivers a 2-year intensive programme including a pre-employment phase and an AAT Level 3 apprenticeship in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.  We have transformed the lives of 232 young people since our inception in 2012.  Our goal is to deliver our programme to at least 400 more young people by 2020 and to that end we have just recruited 100 young people in September 2017.
  • These young people will be involved in at least 14,000 hours of youth social action by 2020.
  • LTSB will continue to communicate the value of embedding youth social action into apprenticeships and to share best practice and outcomes when we speak to employers, funders, partners and policy makers.

We’ve just pledged to the #iwill campaign recently – watch this space for updates on our progress


Quote from Charlotte Hill, CEO at Step Up To Serve
“The #iwill campaign is driven by leaders from across society who are committed to making youth social action a normal part of growing up in the UK.
We know that young people want to play an active part in improving their communities, and that in doing so, they develop their own skills for work and life.
Over 700 cross-sector organisations so far have pledged to support youth social action, and say #iwill. What will you do?”