Students from LFC Foundation's Street Soccer Academy celebrated the programme's first-ever graduation at Anfield earlier this month.
A special ceremony was held in the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand following the completion of a 10-week course of sports and employability training.
LFC Foundation teamed up with footballing charity The Street Soccer Foundation back in May 2019 to help tackle youth homelessness in Liverpool and the north west.
The LFC Foundation x Street Soccer curriculum offers vulnerable and homeless young people a fusion of professional football training, positive mindset coaching and employability-driven workshops in a bid to promote physical and mental well-being and provide important life skills.
Shaun, a recent graduate, said: “It normally takes a while for me to build up trust, but I’ve been able to trust here and talk more. I feel like I’ve been able to communicate a lot more here.”
The Street Soccer Foundation was launched in 2015 and works with a number of Premier League partners to raise awareness of youth homelessness and provide development programmes for vulnerable and homeless 16 to 24-year-olds across the UK.
In Liverpool, both foundations co-deliver the Street Soccer Academy course at Anfield Sports and Community Centre and Anfield stadium.