One of our core enagement with our young students is to offer unique opportunities abroad.
We are all convinced of the benefits of cultural awareness and open-mindedness for our youth and your support will help them live unique experiences so they can shape the beginning of their professional life abroad. In 2022, we aim to engage 200 young French people and 50 young American and British people to benefit from the Young Talents Program and embrace opportunities worldwide.
One of this highlight is our trip to London that we organize every year. Last April, 18 young students from all accross France had the chance to travel to the UK, to meet our sister organization Palace for Life, to discover the British world of work, and to experience the cultural life in London.
Marvin, 22, from Lyon, explains: "We travelled to London with Sport dans la Ville! It was a beautiful trip, with the other young people. We lived together for a week, and we improved our English. It was a real international experience that we can highlight on our resumes. I was so happy to speak English all week. I recomand this trip to all students so they can take part of this amazing opportunity offered by Sport dans la Ville!"All these opportunities are made possible thanks to your amazing support! Thank you all so much!
One of the most important aspect of our career guidance program is to create links between the world of word and our youth, and our mentoring program is a great way to do so! Students can be paired with volunteers from our corporate partners to discover a business sector, create their own network, develop their English speaking skills and maybe create a friendly relationship !
Discover Maxime's testimony, paired with Kathleen for a few months to develop his English oral skills.
“ I was paired with Kathleen and was really amazed by her patience and kindness. We have been having our conversations every Friday morning and it really has helped me gain self-confidence in English.
Last year, I was Au Pair in London and sometimes I struggled to speak because I was afraid to make mistakes or use the wrong words – language can be a strong barrier when interacting with people you don’t know. Thanks to Kathleen, I felt comfortable learning. She was there to listen and help. I didn’t feel judged, so, I felt more and more at ease when speaking English with her. I realized that I was making great progress, with more complex sentences and I was improving my comprehension skills as well. I was really thrilled with the experience and Kathleen and I stayed in touch when I went back to Saint-Etienne.
I definitely recommend this experience to any young person who would like to improve their English in a nice and kind space..”
Maxime, from St Etienne, France
Two years ago, Sport Dans La Ville launched a project aiming to help 50 youngsters in their quest to a successful professional life. With the covid crisis, their need for support has increased as young people are facing numerous difficulties. The project has the objective to improve the situation of 50 youth (16-25yo), living in disavantaged districts, through 4 major steps: 1. Identification and enrollment of young people with difficulties at schools or with job searching issues, 2. Development of soft skills and self-confidence through sport, 3. Access to a job or a certified training, 4. Long-term support.
We have already received generous help. Attached is the report on what we have achieved the last two years thanks to your donations.
Our accelerator campaign is over and thanks to your involvement, we have successfully completed the challenge together ! Your donations helped us raise $6,981.06 and we are now a permanent member of the GlobalGiving platform. THANK YOU!
It is an amazing opportunity for Sport dans la Ville to raise funds on an international scale!
A huge thank you for your donations that helped us support the integration of 50 young people from underserved neighborhoods. We are very grateful to know that Sport dans la Ville can rely on the support of its partners to help underserved youth face the challenges to come after this difficult health crisis.
Being a permanent member of the GlobalGiving platform allows us to present new projects for the future of our young people ! We are very happy to launch our new campaign, to offer holidays for 1,100 kids from all over the world in Provence in France from Summer 2022.
To support and share our new project : International summer camps for underserved kids - GlobalGiving
Thank you so much for your amazing support !
Sport dans la Ville’s team
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