Académie Football Paris 18

Created in March 2015, the Académie Football Paris 18 is a sports association that aspires to make football a vector of civic and popular education. As the club's area of intervention is considered a priority neighbourhood (the Portes du 18ème in Paris), AFP 18 also aims to contribute to the development and fulfilment of children and teenagers by learning football, providing support for their schoolwork and giving them greater access to culture.

The Académie Football Paris 18 is a non-profit, non-political and non-denominational association created in 2015. 
Believing that its interventions could not stop at the stadium door, the association wanted from the beginning to integrate a social and civic project with its sports project. The AFP18 is located in a ‘priority district’ where families have lower incomes than the national average and sometimes less developed social and cultural capital. A certain number of factors are therefore combined to tempt young people into "zoning out", dropping out of school or even into petty crime. If there are real shortcomings in terms of supervision and support, the club is convinced that coaches and educators can remedy this. Therefore, the Academy has two projects: one with purely sporting ambitions and a second, socio-educational project, which aims to contribute to the social and personal development of young people.
As regards the latter, the AFP18 has been working for 3 years now, in close collaboration with the social centre La Maison Bleue, to welcome and accompany young and old children from the neighbourhood (6 - 16 years old) to school.
In terms of sport, the association has been awarded the "Young Hope" label by the FFF for the years 2017-2020. This distinction rewards the quality of the project implemented by the club. It recognises the club's ability to attract, welcome and retain young players, but above all it recognises its commitment to the quality and training of its sports staff.

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