Emma, 24 from Kirkintilloch, joined Street League after being a full-time carer for her father and claiming benefits.  She was keen to find employment and improve her confidence and social skills since she was out of work for almost 9 months.  

After completing the dance fit programme, Emma was offered a full-time job doing bar work.  

She said: " the part I enjoyed the most about the programme was dance fitness because it gets you motivated to go into work and help you gain more strengthEmma added: " I'm feeling pretty positive about my future now that I have a full-time job  because it has made me the person I am today"  

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Street League is the UK's leading sport for employment charity with a vision to see an end to youth unemployment in the UK. The charity offers 8-12 week-long sport and work skills programmes to an unemployed 16-24 year old's who face significant barriers or obstacles to moving into work. On the programme the young people take part in daily health and fitness activities including football, dance, and fitness, and then spend time developing personalised action plans with one-to-one mentoring support, employability qualifications, CV skills and interview training. They have the opportunity to take part in work placement opportunities before moving into jobs, college courses, apprenticeships or other further training. Street League enjoys a healthy relationship with Premier Inn, Jewson and numerous other companies who have employed many of their graduates. In 2016-17, Street League supported 1553 young people into employment, education or training with 59% of them sustaining their job for at least 6 months. 

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