‘J’ arrived six years ago with very low self-esteem, the result of being bullied at school; but over time the club has helped give him gain confidence to become a prefect at school and a police cadet.
A year after joining one of our youth clubs ‘J’ became a peer helper at the club, drawing on his own coping strategies to support other members who had been bullied.
Now he is training as a volunteer youth worker for the YMCA, alongside retaking Maths and English GCSE and studying motor mechanics at Bridgwater College.
The club has had a very positive impact on ‘J’s’ life and he recommends joining to the many young people he meets.
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