Manchester City’s star striker is planning on starting a new community project.
Raheem Sterling is creating a new foundation with the aim to improve the social mobility of disadvantaged young people.
The England international could contribute over £1 million to get the project off the ground.
Speaking to the Sunday Times Sterling says “I’m finished with ‘what can happen, what should happen’. I’m trying to put into place stuff myself.”
“Stuff to give young people in the same circumstances I was in another shot.”
City’s top goalscorer this season is no stranger to this type of charity.
Since moving to London from Jamaica at a young age he’s been a staunch advocate for social change.
He’s been a strong advocate speaking out and fighting against racism.
Recently the 25-year-old spoke out on the topic of online abuse.
Sterling questions the will of social media outlets to deal with numerous hateful messages directed at footballers.
His new organization would also help those supported by Marcus Rashford and his campaign to ensure no kids go hungry. (JSL)