“Play, Learn, Grow, Find your place:” these are the guiding principles of Sport dans la Ville (Sports in the City), an association founded in 1998 to foster social inclusion through sports for young people aged 6 to 30. Dassault Group has been a partner of the association since 2007, and the two organizations share a number of values, including commitment, team spirit, respect, knowledge dissemination and leadership. Sport dans la Ville implements and operates sports centers in high-priority neighborhoods. Taken together, the programs developed promote social and professional integration for 7,000 young people in neighborhoods identified by the French government as high-priority areas.
Sports programs in the city
To help every young person find a path to work and fulfillment, Sport dans la Ville created the following programs:
- L dans la Ville to foster emancipation and professional integration for 1,500 girls in the association.
- Job dans la Ville, designed to help 1,600 young people aged 15 and above set goals and achieve professional integration.
- Entrepreneurs dans la Ville, a business creation assistance program that has facilitated the creation of 198 businesses since 2007.
Support from the Dassault Group
Dassault Group supports the growth of Sport dans la Ville and has contributed to funding each of the “Entrepreneurs dans la Ville” (Entrepreneurs in the City) professional campuses. In addition, Dassault employees participate in one of the inter-company events organized by the association: the “Golden Goal” soccer tournament, which takes place one a year in Clairefontaine.
More recently, Dassault Group took park in three major projects that will help more than 3,000 young beneficiaries of the association :