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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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Lisa, 24, from Birmingham, suffers with hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid on the brain that can cause brain damage.

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Homeless, with no money and nowhere to stay, Bradley, 20, from Norwich, Norfolk, spent most of his nights wandering the streets until the morning.

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Efaz M Ahmed, 26, from Leicester, got kicked out of school at 13 and left with no GCSE’s.

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Laura, 26, from Burnley, Lancashire, was 12 when she began suffering from emotional and sexual abuse.

Umar with his award

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Umar, 27 from Manchester, became one of our most requested Young Ambassadors, inspiring hundreds of people with his story.

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Read about how our Get Started with Stewarding programme supported Michelle Brown, 23 from Southampton, to turn her life around.

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Read about how our Get Started with Radio programme helped Alec, a 21-year-old from Manchester, turn his life around. 

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After leaving a stressful job with limited growth opportunities, Sharell, 24, became unemployed.

JJ in London Cocktail Club

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JJ Goodman, from London Cocktail Club, talks of his experience as employer for our Get Hired initiative.

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