Young Leaders Summit
More than 30 inspirational young people are set for a life-changing experience at Manchester City over the next week.
The City Football Academy will open its doors to youngsters from around the world, including Magic Bus youth leaders, in celebration of the incredible work they do to tackle the most challenging community issues.
City Football Group and its partners have committed £1 million to Cityzens Giving projects across the world over the last two years, including the Magic Bus Healthy Goals project in Kolkata.
The Young Leaders Summit will enable young leaders from a growing network of Cityzens Giving projects to access leading edge training in community football and share learning about how they are using the unifying power of football to impact their communities.
This is the second year the summit has run and this year it welcomes returning leaders from Manchester, New York, Melbourne, Cape Town, Kuala Lumpur and Barranquilla as well as new leaders from the latest additions to the City Football family in Kolkata and São Paulo.
The week-long programme develops leadership, communication and community football coaching skills as well as expertise in using football to address issues such as HIV, gang crime and educational attainment.
Building on last year’s Summit, returning Young Leaders will deepen the skills they acquired while new recruits will be introduced to the core elements of the community football leadership. In an action packed week, participants will benefit from the leadership expertise of Manchester City Women's Football Club players and the event will culminate with the young leaders putting their skills into practice at a football festival for local children.
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