Funded by BT Sport’s The Supporters Club and the Premier League, Breathing Space is delivered by the charity’s Youth Engagement team and is accessible for 14-19-year-olds who are either currently in care or at risk of entering the care system.

The three-year project works to gives the looked after children of Merseyside the opportunity to make significant life changes by building on the strong bonds already created by our innovative projects in our local communities. By offering intense support, education pathways and diversionary activities, Everton in the Community’s Youth Engagement team support the young people in preventing the negative influences that so often impact on the transition into adulthood.

Breathing Space aims to improve enrolment and achievements in school; improve health and wellbeing and develop greater confidence and self-esteem. EitC will be working with the young people to develop their skills and confidence, help them gain accredited qualifications and offer them vital volunteering opportunities as well as one-to-one mentoring. 

The programmes delivered by Everton in the Community’s Youth Engagement team all work towards creating stronger, more respectful communities and reaching out into some of the most challenging and hard-to-reach groups across Liverpool to encourage young people to develop their potential.

The impact of the charity’s Youth Engagement projects is regularly recognised on a national level with both the Lotteries Youth in Focus Annual Report and the Youth Justice Board putting its programmes forward as examples of effective and positive practise. 

For more information on Breathing Space email a member of the Youth Engagement team on lara.hollingsworth@evertonfc.comgrace.callaghan@evertonfc.comste.wynne@evertonfc.com or amy.kirk@evertonfc.com.