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Success stories

Every day, our inspirational young people take the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We’re proud of the 870,000 young people whose lives we’ve touched over the past four decades. 

Why not take a few moments to read, share and celebrate with our real-life success stories? None of our work would be possible without our fantastic network of partners and supporters. Discover their key role in our success. 

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Pat Grant, the winner of our Volunteer of the Year award stands in a kitchen with young people


Pat is our GMB Volunteer of the Year Award winner 2020.

Jayden Renwick

Young Person

Jayden always knew that he wanted to be a chef but our course helped him grow.

Sarah Lavery

Young Person

Sarah dreamt of starting a business that would support young people.

Image of woman holding copper art in white frame.

Young person

Emma has come a long way since deciding to launch her own business.

Daniel in white t-shirt with Great Create logo holding a painting.

Young person

As an artist, Daniel is passionate about raising awareness of mental health.

Image of woman in white t-shirt holding scrunchies.

Young person

Diagnosed with anxiety and depression, Jo worked hard to finish her degree.

Profile image of woman in white t-shirt with red t-shirt tote bag on her shoulder.

Young person

Chantelle started her business so she could work around her daughter's needs.

Alexander holding painting in studio.

Young person

Alexander is an artist who now makes a living from his passion.

Taslima Khan in white t-shirt holding jewellery.

Young person

Taslima is an entrepreneur from South London who runs a fashion business.

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