The KICKZ project is a national programme which uses the power of football to target disadvantaged areas in Wandsworth, Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster to create safer, stronger, more respectful communities through the development of young people's potential.
By working in partnership with the police and relevant youth organisations, the programme targets young people at risk of offending and through regular coaching sessions and workshops provides motivation education and encouragement to tackle many of the problems participants face.
As with the main Kickz programme Mini Kickz uses the power of football to target some of the most deprived areas to build safer stronger communities and develop young people's full potential.
The programme aims to engage children aged eight to 11 years to take part in positive activities, live healthier lifestyles and tackle anti-social behaviour and youth offending. Opportunities are also provided for local children to volunteer and become positive role models for younger members of their community.
Chelsea's Positive Futures programme works with young people living in some of the most deprived communities to tackle offending and substance misuse by engaging them in positive football related activities and creating routes back into education, volunteering and employment delivered.
Chelsea and CityWest Homes United Team (CCHUT)
The CCHUT programme provides football coaching sessions and tournaments to the residents and schools in South Westminster to increase participation and act as an Anti-Social Diversionary Activity for young people aged 12 years or over.
Premier League into Work
Chelsea's Premier League into Work project is a groundbreaking training programme which aims to use football to help local people who have been out of work for some time. The club provide a 10-week training course to build the trainees' confidence, improve their fitness and skills and help them back into employment. Workshops are provided at Stamford Bridge to provide participants with practical job seeking advice and regular coaching sessions and help encourage health and motivation.
Delivered in partnership with Essex County Council and SEEVIC College, the programme has delivered 12 apprenticeships to look after children, care leavers and young carers. A 15-month programme is currently being delivered, with each apprentice studying an NVQ course in activity leadership in coaching and working alongside the club's community coaches.
Through an education and mentoring process, apprentices will be encouraged to develop their social skills, self-esteem and confidence.
Chelsea Football Club is proud to support The Prince's Trust - The UK's leading youth charity which exists to help young people get their lives back on track. Through practical support including training, mentoring and financial assistance, it works with some of the hardest to reach 14-30 year olds in the UK including those who struggle at school, the long term unemployed, those who have been in trouble with the police and young people in or leaving care.
GoalZ Youth Engagement Project
The GoalZ project runs three evening sessions per week at set sites thoughout the borough of Elmbridge. The focus of the programme is to engage young people, aged between 12 to 16 years through interactive football and fitness sessions, these are integrated with specialised workshops to inform and encourage young people to make positive decisions about their future.
The project targets those most at risk of offending. The multi-agency approach through Education, Surrey Police, Surrey Youth Service, Surrey Youth Justice and Elmbridge Council offers a wide range of support to young people and families referred to the project and hopes to reduce anti-social behaviour, truancy and young people getting themselves in the wrong types of situation.
The pilot youth inclusion project is funded by the Premier League community fund from 2009 to 2012.
Youth Club Programme
The Youth Club Programme provides coaching on a weekly basis to youth clubs throughout the borough of Elmbridge. The monthly sessions offers both coaching and structured game sessions to engage the young people in a positive way. The programme concludes with an annual tournament hosted and managed by Chelsea FITC at the club's training facility in Cobham during July.
Throughout 2010 we are introducing a follow on pay-and-play programme for any young people aged 12 to 16 at Xcel3 on Friday nights 6-8pm for any 12 to 16-years-olds wishing to attend a Chelsea training session. This programme will again work in conjunction with Elmbridge Council, Surrey Police and the Surrey Youth Service.
Chelsea has been working successfully with Street League to engage young disadvantaged people to get their lives back on track. Weekly training sessions are provided alongside competitive games and educational courses to provide participants with routes back into education or employment.