Education is a fundamental part of Kick It Out’s work, engaging with professional clubs, community groups, grassroots teams, schools, organisations, and young offenders’ institutes to raise awareness of the positive influence football can have.
Kick It Out has long since recognised the important role that football can play to help address issues of discrimination and exclusion in the classroom, changing room, and work environment, and respecting diversity and difference.
Kick It Out launched its new Education Programme at the House of Lords in September 2014. The programme is supported by funds raised from the organisation’s 20 year anniversary dinner event.
Since its inception, education has been a fundamental part of Kick It Out’s work through its engagement with schools, professional football clubs, community and grassroots groups, local councils and young offenders’ institutes.
The aim of the programme is not only to raise awareness of the positive influence football can have in our communities, but also how it can address issues of discrimination and exclusion.
Kick It Out delivers the programme in a targeted manner, and widens its engagement with new and existing groups through the production of education resources and the facilitation of detailed workshops.
The organisation will also work proactively to empower individuals by increasing their confidence and knowledge on how to challenge discrimination wherever they may encounter it.
As part of Kick It Out’s education programme, workshops are delivered to several target groups:
- Colleges and Universities
- Community groups
- Grassroots Teams
The organisation is always keen to work with new partners and listen to new ideas. If you would like to discuss a particular project with Kick It Out, please email Osei Sankofa, Kick It Out’s Education Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 7842 8932.