Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling will launch a foundation aimed at helping disadvantaged young people which will include providing university scholarships and work placements.
The 25-year-old said he wanted to create something “humongous” for the people he was helping with the organisation which would focus on social mobility.
The England international’s charitable body would help those supported by Marcus Rashford and his food poverty activism.
Sterling recently also spoke out about the issue of online abuse, and questioned the will of social media companies to tackle the amount of hateful messages footballers received.
Speaking to the Sunday Times magazine, Sterling said: “That’s me finished with the ‘what can happen, what should happen’. Now I’m trying to put into place stuff I can do myself.
“Stuff to give young people in the same circumstances I was in another shot. If there is a university they want to go to, football equipment they need, other things. I want to be a helping hand.