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BREAKING LIMITS THROUGH THE POWER OF MOVEMENT


Movement has the power to transform lives

Movement gives us strength and builds our confidence.
Through movement we are challenged to go further, push harder. It breaks down barriers both set for ourselves, and by others. When we’re moving, anything feels possible.

Movement is a human right

Everyone should have the right to move. To experience the transformative power of movement and all the incredible mental and physical benefits it brings.

Barriers to movement

Everyone should be able to experience all the incredible physical, mental and social benefits movement bring – whoever you are, however you move. But in our increasingly unequal societies, social, economic, and physical barriers stand in the way.

Sometimes, self-doubt holds us back. We lack the confidence and motivation to keep going because we fear judgement or failure. Because we believe we can’t.

Society also stands in our way. We face discrimination because of our gender, race or perceived ability. We lack the means to even participate.

Furthermore, the COVID-19 crisis has led to the closure of recreation centres and sports programs nationwide, making it even harder for many who depend on these safe spaces for their overall physical and mental wellbeing

Three girls, with one sitting on a wheelchair
EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE ALL THE INCREDIBLE PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SOCIAL BENEFITS MOVEMENT BRING – WHOEVER YOU ARE, HOWEVER YOU MOVE.

WE ARE ACTING NOW TO HELP CREATE A WORLD WHERE EVERYONE HAS THE CONFIDENCE AND OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE MORE

We are committed to inspiring billions of people to move more each year. We champion effort over ability and trying over winning.

Because movement empowers people to break barriers by enabling them to develop critical life skills such as teamwork and resilience. Movement builds confidence and teaches us how to overcome failures and adversities. Movement has the power to unite communities and incite positive change.

Degree has always believed in the transformative power of movement.

Girls playing football
WE ARE BRINGING OUR MISSION TO MORE COUNTRIES ACROSS THE GLOBE SO THAT WE CAN TRANSFORM EVEN MORE LIVES THROUGH THE POWER OF MOVEMENT!

DEGREE BREAKING LIMITS PROGRAMME

We are on a mission to empower millions of young people with the confidence and opportunity to move. We’re partnering with the most credible NGOs to provide young people with access to movement-based programmes, coaching and mentorship they need to transform their lives through the power of movement.

We are also training coaches and mentors around the globe, equipping them with the tools and skills they need to inspire everyone with the confidence to move more.

In its first year, Breaking Limits Program has achieved some incredible results:

  • Live in 3 markets - Brazil, UK, US.
  • 36 NGO partners, including 14 in Brazil, 14 in the US, 7 in the UK and 1 global partner
  • 9,127 coaches, teachers, community leaders and volunteers engaged in the training series
  • 607,401 young people aged 12-18 reached to date through the program

Source: Beyond Sport, Digital Training Platform Analytics & Post-Module Surveys (throughout 2021-22); General Survey for Young People (March 2022).


GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

Beyond Sport

Globally, we are partnering with Beyond Sport to support us on our journey to help millions of young people around the world transform their lives through the power of movement. To find out more, click here.Opens in a new windowexternal-link


Our Partners

Dancing GroundsOpens in a new windowexternal-link

Figure Skating in HarlemOpens in a new windowexternal-link

Generation SpiritOpens in a new windowexternal-link

Girls RugbyOpens in a new windowexternal-link

Harlem LacrosseOpens in a new windowexternal-link

LEADOpens in a new windowexternal-link

Lost BoyzOpens in a new windowexternal-link

New HeightsOpens in a new windowexternal-link

Peace Players USOpens in a new windowexternal-link

Play Equity FundOpens in a new windowexternal-link

Soccer in the StreetsOpens in a new windowexternal-link

Soccer Without BordersOpens in a new windowexternal-link

Street Soccer USAOpens in a new windowexternal-link

Youth Run NOLAOpens in a new windowexternal-link