Football Beyond Borders
FBB is an education charity which uses football as an engagement tool to provide young people with the opportunity to achieve their goals and fulfil their potential. Our FBB Schools programme exists to tackle the linked problems of educational underachievement and social exclusion for young people from economically disadvantaged communities. We use our football themed, literacy curriculum which puts a young person’s passion for football at the heart of their education.
Our innovative approach is producing significant changes in the behaviour and attitudes of our participants. Results from the 40 students who have completed the first year of our FBB Schools programme showed that school attendance increased from 91.2% to 96.2%, while the number of incidences of bad behaviour dropped by 27%.
In the 2016/2017 school year, we are delivering 18 FBB Schools programmes to 320 young people at schools across London and in Wales.