Liverpool School Sports Partnership (LSSP) are celebrating after securing successful bids for future projects.
The courses, Fighting for a future (combat sports) and CrossFit are aimed by helping young people through school and leisure based activities to develop their capabilities so that they may grow to become mature, responsible individuals and members of society who recognise the importance of physical activity.
The aim of the Fighting for a Future course is to use young people (peer mentors) trained in the disciplined ethos of combat sports to work with younger pupils to develop positive life characteristics and values such as courtesy; integrity; self-reliance; resilience; positive mindset to support the target audience to manage anger; frustration; anxiety and peer pressure and to develop coping strategies to avoid youth violence.
It is aimed at KS3 boys at risk of engagement with youth violence.
The Crossfit project will target those with low self confidence, body image issues or mental health challenges.
Jimmy McGinn from LSSP said: “I am delighted to have received this funding. It will enable us to support young people to realise and strive for their ambition