Through the Rebound programme, Barclays provides the tangible support that young adults need to enter and contribute to the workforce. Rebound teaches financial literacy, hosts employment workshops, provides one-on-one mentoring, and builds out personal development plans with participating 17 to 24-year-olds through basketball. The programme focuses on East New York and Red Hook, two Brooklyn neighbourhoods that are particularly affected by youth unemployment. In these communities, one in four young people are out of school or work.
In the fall of 2017, volunteers from Barclays participated in a mock interview event with Rebound participants, helping them hone their skills and build the confidence needed to successfully interview for job opportunities. After the mock interviews, Barclays colleagues and young people from Rebound took to the court to play basketball together.