Over the weekend, 66 Young Leaders from our global Cityzens Giving projects, arrived in Manchester for a week of training that will equip them with the skills and confidence to deliver life-changing community football sessions in their local communities.
With the support of official Summit partner Etihad Airways, Young Leaders will take part in sessions led by City in the Community Coaches and 21 Young Leaders who have returned after taking part in last year’s Summit.
Five of the Young Leaders selected to participate are from the Cityzens Giving Soccer Bloc project in New York City, supported by SAP. Two have attended a Summit a prior year. The new Young Leaders were selected from a group of 30+ youth from across the City who attended a Young Leader Training program. They were selected for their exceptional leadership skills and a commitment to take their knowledge to address issues youth face in their community.
The returning Young Leaders arrived in Manchester last Wednesday and headed to the Peak District for three days of preparation and training. They participated in social impact and education focused football sessions, developing their leadership communication skills, as well as learning new ways to engage diverse groups of young people. This week they will lead the delivery of these sessions to our new Young Leaders, putting into practice the skills they have learned.
Throughout the week, returning Young Leaders and those taking part in the Summit for the first time will take part in community coaching sessions, a Women’s World Cup themed football tournament and a football festival with local schools from around Manchester.