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Biruk’s story: “The staff at Legacy have given me optimism in the darkest period in my life”

Meet Biruk. Biruk is a 23-year-old asylum seeker from Ethiopia, he fled his country after being imprisoned and tortured by local terrorists. He managed to…

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Blake’s Story: “I’m proud of myself for what I have learnt and achieved”

Meet Blake, a 9-year-old member at The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone. Blake used to live and go to school on the north coast of Wirral…

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AJ’s story: “I have learnt that I can always be myself.”

AJ's story “I’m AJ*, I'm 14 and I'm a member at Carlisle Youth Zone. I'm really passionate about performing and writing music and am often…

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Jasmine’s story: “I’ve learnt that the future isn’t something that should be feared”

Jasmine, 19 is a member at the Hive, Wirral Youth Zone. She was referred to The Hive’s mentoring programme by her family support worker to…

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Freya’s Story: “At the Youth Zone I can be myself”

Freya's story "My name is Freya I am 11 and I have been attending Carlisle Youth Zone for two years. I love reading, David Walliams…

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Ben’s story: “When you’re in that positive space, anything is possible”

Meet Ben, a 19-year-old member at Legacy, Croydon Youth Zone. Ben struggled with his employment status due to severe stress and anxiety. He struggled to…

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Andrew’s story: “Since attending Inspire, my potential has grown, and I feel more grown up.”

Andrew's story “I'm Andrew* I'm 18 and I joined Inspire, Chorley Youth Zone 18 months ago and am now one of Inspire’s young leaders. I…

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Alex’s story: “I noticed the smiles when I came through the door”

Alex joined Mahdlo, Oldham Youth Zone when he was 12 years old. A longstanding and active member of Mahdlo, and an OnSide Network Ambassador – Alex shares his story of eight years at the Youth Zone.

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Ellie’s story: “I know there’s always someone at Inspire to talk to”

Ellie’s story “I'm Ellie*, I'm 16 and I have been coming to Inspire, Chorley Youth Zone for two years. I first joined for something to…

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Lydia’s story: “I’m calmer and happier when attending the Youth Zone.”

Lydia's story “I'm Lydia, I'm 17 and I joined Inspire, Chorley Youth Zone for something to do. I was hanging out on the streets a…

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Supporter Story: Ørsted

Duncan Clark is the Head of Region UK for Ørsted, the world’s leading offshore wind energy provider, recently celebrating 10 years of involvement in the…

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Gina’s mentoring journey: The impact of connecting with a young person

I became a volunteer mentor at The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone because I wanted to be a positive influence for young people. I didn’t have…

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