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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 825,000 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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Janine White poses for a photo with Lydia Bright and her winning design

Young person

In 2016, Janine entered her artwork into our Tomorrow’s Talent competition and was selected as a winner by retail partner Oasis.

Charlotte Perrot, Talent Match young person

Young person

Having been unemployed for over a year, Charlotte has found support and work through Talent Match.

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.

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