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Community partner: Justice Department of the Catalan Government, The Direcció General de Centres Penitenciaris (General Directorate of Penitentiary Centres) and the CP JOVES

Social Issue: Community Cohesion - Prison

Ambassadors: Nigel Hayes-Davis, Sergi Martinez, Rodrigo de la Fuente, Magette Niang

Main life skills: Commitment, discipline, respect, effort, humility

About the program:

FC Barcelona, its foundation, and the General Directorate of the Juvenile Penitentiary Centre (CPJ) is working side by side to create a team made up of the center's own staff, together with One Team instructors to use basketball as a tool for education and for learning values. 10 to 15 men between the ages of 18 and 24 are participating and the main objectives of the program are:

• To promote sports activities designed to encourage participants to take initiative and accept responsibilities.

• To promote activities that foster respect for teammates, opponents and established rules.

• To offer platforms for dialogue and exchange to foster cohesion and social integration.

• To provide tools for future employability.

• Return to the center’s normality post-pandemic.

Sport can generate major psychological reinforcement, favoring a positive attitude among inmates regarding the physical benefits of such activities (physical well-being, acquisition of habits, etc.), the use of free time, the leisure and training aspects involved and, on another level, in terms of the acquisition of such values as effort, discipline, self-sacrifice, respect for rules, spirit of justice, humility and enjoyment. The sessions are held from October 2021 to June 2022.