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Ana’s story: A space to speak freely

Ana joined Future Youth Zone because she heard it was a place to talk. The Place2Be programme has changed how she copes with feelings.

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Ashley’s story: A musician that’s breaking the mold

When Ashley started at Legacy, it was clear that he was talented at music, football and basketball. He was very shy and introverted at first, but after spending time in the music studio and working closely with Music Youth Worker, Shannan, he started to come out of his shell and ask lots of questions around music production

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Ava’s story: Young Fundraiser of The Year

Ava took part in her Youth Zone's annual sponsored walk, ‘Leg It For Legacy’. She was named Youth Fundraiser of the Year after beating her fundraising target and raising £130 for the Youth Zone.

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Jenny’s story: Building confidence

Jenny lives locally to one of the Youth Zones, she watched it being built and was excited to find out more about it. Jenny joined and started coming from the day it opened because she wanted to make new friends

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Jessica’s story: A young leader with high hopes

Jessica started attending Carlisle Youth Zone when she was 11. The Youth Zone has become a second home to her, a place where she can escape, have fun and continue to develop her skills to benefit her later in life.

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Hannah’s story: Inspiring a future youth worker

Hannah came to Inspire Youth Zone at a time where she he had a lot going on in her life. After receiving support from a youth worker to get back into education, Hannah now looks forward to the future optimistically.

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Tyler’s story: Cleaning up Blackburn

Tyler, aged 14 and a friend became litter picking sensations cleaning up the streets of Blackburn. He was inspired by the Youth Zone’s Youth Ambassador…

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Alex’s story: Active lives drives educational success

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…

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K’s story: Positive focus, positive choices

K’s story illustrates the importance of being there for young people through their personal journeys to strengthen and increase the long term impact of targeted programmes.

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C’s story: Mentoring at the Youth Zone

C is an incredibly witty, intelligent and competitive individual, with a sharp sense of humour and an infectious laugh however he was struggling to interact with peers and manage his anger

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D’s story: It’s had a major impact on my life

D is a 16 year old member of one of the Youth Zones in the North West. Prior to coming to the Youth Zone she…

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