The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the challenges facing young people.

In 2021, there was a significant rise in the unemployment rates of 16-24 year olds, with 1 in 5 unable to find work. 

1 in 10 children and young people have a diagnosable mental health disorder – that’s three in every school class, and more than 100,000 across London. 

The number of teenagers killed in London reached its highest level in 2021. 30 teenagers were killed, representing a quarter of the 122 homicide victims and despite making up only 8% of London's population.

Kinetic uses a unique community sport model that provides diversionary activities, education and opportunities to the most vulnerable, ignored and overlooked communities in the UK.

We offer opportunities, raise aspirations and develop young people often overlooked and written off who may otherwise find themselves involved in crime, gang culture or disengaged with society.

Enhancing Youth Employment

  • 98% of our post-16 graduates advanced to higher education or employment 
  • This compares to unemployment rates increasing in 2021, with young Londoner's seeing it increase from 16% to 20%.
  • Unemployment in London has always been most prevalent amongst those aged between 16 and 24, and rates are higher in London that the rest of England

Providing Opportunities

  • 1500% more post-16 spaces for young Londoners in 10 years
  • 525 young people enrolled in further education
  • 350 post-16 graduates in full or part-time employment
  • Over 700 young people per week access our sessions
  • 55 young people achieving their dreams of signing for a professional football club

 

 

Reducing Crime, Advancing Lives and Talking About Mental Health

  • We deliver 60 hours of projects per week with 380,000 contact hours each year
  • 10 hours of sessions delivered in evenings at times of high crime and anti-social behaviour providing a safe environment for young people to take part in physical activity, develop skills and form friendships
  • 400 free meals provided in every school holiday 
  • We run Project United, three residential trips per year uniting young Londoner's from different post codes to experience higher education, workshops and training
  • Our Locker Room project helps young people talk about their mental health, focusing on Unleashing Potential, Unshackling the Burden and Undoing the Stigma.

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