The project Keep Youngsters Involved aims to find answers to the question: ‘How can we prevent youngsters (age 12-19) from dropout from sport?’. In many European countries we see that a lot of youngsters give up sport due to a lack of motivation, problems with school or job schedule or different interests. The project targets youngsters (12-19 years) in general and specifically those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
The six international project partners want to increase and share knowledge. By creating a common understanding of effective and practice-based elements, partner countries are able to share their good practices and interventions.
Together we will select the best products and implement them in grassroots sports within the different European countries involved. In order to do this, we will try to ensure that more youngsters are – and stay – involved in grassroots sports and that fewer dropout. By involving youngsters more actively, for instance by asking them what they like to do, listening to their needs, giving them responsibilities in sport programs, they will develop their own personal skills. At the same time, the project contributes to the active citizenship of young people, an active lifestyle and meeting physical activity guidelines.
The project is funded by the European Commission. It is a collaborative partnership project in the Erasmus+ Sport programme (2016). The project will take place from 1 January 2017 until 30 June 2019.