The Inspiring Futures Programme, has been funded by Youth Endowment Fund to 7 Rugby League Foundations (Leigh Centurions, Huddersfield Giants, Hull FC, Leeds Rhinos, St Helens, Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors). The programme is made up of three strands: Educate, Aspire and Connect.
Our Educate strand will consist of assemblies in local secondary schools to young people, aged 11 to 14, using messages and media from Leigh Centurions professional Rugby League players to promote self-esteem, teamwork and well-being topics. Alongside the assemblies we will run a 12-week mentoring programmes to support young people with behavioural issues similar to our previous New Skills Programme.
Our Aspire strand uses a sports-based programme to develop life-skills and confidence of young people through working with local crime prevention agencies to target anti-social behaviour hotspots, first-time offenders and young people at high-risk of offending.
Finally the Connect stand recognises the importance of strong family relationships in preventing young people engaging in crime and violence. The ten-week intensive therapy programme will work with young people and their family members to strengthen relationships, develop resilience and improve communication.