The young people we work with inspire us everyday, however the most rewarding factor is witnessing how they continue to thrive long after they have left us. The sheer variety of trades, hobbies, and professions adopted is simply incredible. Just a few examples include: Business and Social enterprise owners, Sole traders, Midwives, Social Workers, Creative professionals, Mechanics, and Electricians.
Those outcomes show the resilience of these young people, the longevity of our work, and the overall impact this has on the community. Below we have included a few inspiring projects our young people have pursued.
Nick has gone on to found his own versatile business, specialising in high quality clothing, prints, and stickers. See the website below for more on their work.
‘Wellbeing Creatures’ is a mental health initiative created by Alice Clark which aims to promote emotional literacy and inner mental understanding. These tailored workshops for young people are designed to inspire creativity and provide opportunities to explore feelings. To see more, check out their Instagram below:
Tragically Tommy Tbarz lost his father due to difficulties with mental health. He was supported by Melo (one of our mentors) and began to discuss ways of expressing that grief. Melo is a skilled music producer and worked closely with Tommy to produce a song named “Dear Dad”. This acted both as a tribute and to provide an emotional outlet to what he was feeling. This track is available on Sound Cloud and is linked below:
Sophie came into contact with us a few years ago and since then has gone on to complete a number of our programmes including You Matter, and You Matter 2. Inspired by the positive change she experienced they went on to act as a Peer Mentor on our programmes, which in turned acted as a springboard for a career in Youth Work