StreetGames were delighted to be one of four flagship providers for Gen22, a legacy project created and run by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, the Gen22 project gave hundreds of young people aged 16–24 across the West Midlands access to new volunteering and employability boosting opportunities.
As a flagship Gen22 provider, StreetGames supported 100 local young people – many of whom face barriers such as a lack of confidence, being a young carer or young parent, or having a criminal record – to design and deliver physical activity-related social action projects linked to the Commonwealth Games. Participants benefited from new transferable skills, increased confidence and self-esteem, improved mental wellbeing, and access to ongoing local opportunities for volunteering and youth action.
Our work with Gen22 built upon our established #NextGen approach, which provides young people with the tools they need to make a lasting difference to their community as well as empowering them to see beyond the boundaries of where they live.