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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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Celebrate Success finalist Shannon Davison

Young person

Shannon was focused on an ice skating career but was hospitalised with severe injuries after a year of physical and mental abuse.

Celebrate Success finalist Natalie Mitchell

Young person

Natalie was verbally abused by neighbours, bullied at school and lived like a prisoner at home, caring for her mum since the age of 12.

Celebrate Success 2016 finalist Laura Wayman

Young Ambassador

Laura Wayman started her own business after completing the Enterprise programme. She was later asked to become a Young Ambassador.

Team 105 Leicester

Young people

Fourteen unemployed young people from Leicestershire pooled their talents to renovate a vandalised nursery.

Tottenham Team 9

Young people

A group of young people from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London tackled a sensitive issue for their community project.

Antony Strode

Young person

Antony drank heavily and used drugs, but after a year of unemployment he realised things needed to change.

Callum Clements

Young person

Isolated from his peers and unable to medicate his ADHD because of his complex blood disorder, Callum suffered at school.

Connor Burgess

Young person

Connor was eight when he was excluded from school. To help him cope with a tragic family loss, he immersed himself into his education.

Francis Ondoro

Young person

Francis needed a helping hand. Years of feeling alone, added to bullying at school destroyed his self-esteem and led to depression.

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