Alex* attends his local Youth Zone 2-3 times a week. As a result he’s doing better in school, and also says he enjoys going to school more and feels better prepared for the future. If it wasn’t for the Youth Zone he would be at home playing video games. By going to the Youth Zone he’s more active; playing football and climbing which has helped him feel happier, more confident and less isolated.
Playing with other people has made me see how other people talk and behave and I can learn how to mix well with a variety of people. I’m more pushed to meet more people, then I have more confidence to push myself in school. I’m more confident to ask questions or to go into situations I’m uncomfortable in. I can concentrate longer.
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