SSaMs – Training Sports Students as Mentors to Improve the Educational Attainment of Boys and Young Men

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Objectives:

  • To enhance knowledge and skills of undergraduate sports students to enable them to provide mentoring support for boys and young men who are underachieving at school;
  • To assist in reducing Early School Leaving amongst boys and young men;
  • To support the engagement of HEIs with local communities and further integrate with local education and informal youth and community education schemes;
  • To provide a foundation for further work with boys and young men and complement existing academic work among HEIs partners.

Activities:

Results:

  • Increased skills and knowledge (and employability) of undergraduate sport students trained in gender-sensitive mentoring;
  • Increased understanding of ESL and practical, gender sensitive mentoring work with boys and young men and new training resources to teach sports students made available;
  • Strengthen the link between the project HEI/NGO with local organisations, schools and the local community in each country;
  • Increased awareness of national and international HEIs, stakeholders, policy makers of SSaMs aims and potential in assisting in reducing rates of ESL.

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The project

Date of the project

01/11/2017 – 31/12/2019

DG of reference

DG EAC, Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership for Higher Education

Categories

Unit

Higher Education and Research

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caterina.impastato@cesie.org

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