For 20 years, Sport Dans La Ville has been France's leading non-profit, serving disadvantaged kids through sports and job-readiness and training. Their programs are dedicated to serving young people at every stage of their development. Sport Dans La Ville intends to meet youth within their neighbourhoods to have a stronger and greater impact.
Sport dans la Ville’s sports centers are located in the heart of disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Their approach is to have close contact to create a trustworthy relationship with the youth.
This personalised long-term relationship (from 7 to 25 years old) is the key to success. They are present throughout their childhood and teenage years to guide them in the best way possible until they reach their adult life.
To support success in the classroom, Sport Dans La Ville launched Apprenti’Bus in 2009, enabling 120 children to participate in weekly workshops housed in retrofitted school buses. With an innovative and creative approach to learning, children strengthen their reading, writing and communication skills, reaping rewards in school and beyond.
13 weekly sessions are organized in the following cities : Bron, Décines, Givors, Lyon, Pierre-Bénite, Rillieux-la-Pape, Vaulx-en-Velin et Villeurbanne.
In 2017, Sofronie supported the purchase of a second Apprenti’Bus to increase the number of children benefiting of this programme, reaching 120 more young Lyonnais.