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Angel’s Journey so far…..

Angel’s Journey so far…..

16 May 2014

Angel, aged 21 joined the YPP in January. She was unemployed and living in temporary accommodation. She had previously worked for London Youth working with young people aged 10 -18 encouraging positive diversionary youth activities.

Although Angel was unemployed she was still very motivated to gain employment and become part of the Young Peoples Partnership. Angel said was drawn to the YPP as it is young people led and provides a platform of opportunity for young people to be heard. She shed a considerable amount of light on the reality of being unemployed in Hull at the moment, she openly voiced the barriers young people are facing. In particular, the notable lack of ambition and aspiration amongst young people.  Angel however had resilience to this and challenged her passion and motivation into Talent Match projects that will tackle this attitude. She was very visible in the launch, speaking on BBC Radio Humberside and appearing on Calendar discussing unemployment in the area. Angel also spoke very confidently and articulately at the Talent Match Humber Roadshows, again about her experiences of unemployment and her involvement in the Young Peoples Partnership.

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Dan’s Journey so far….

Dan’s Journey so far….

16 May 2014

Dan was encouraged to join the Young Peoples Partnership (YPP) by Angel and Charlie who were already involved. He is 21 and is currently living at home with his Mum, he has been unemployed since he left school at 16. Dan has worked voluntary in a charity shop as part of the Work Programme; this for Dan wasn’t a positive experience. Dan has no desire to pursue a career in retail and felt he received no support or guidance whilst he was there. This gave him a very negative view of work experience and volunteering. Joining the YPP opened Dan’s eyes to positive constructive voluntary opportunities which changed his negative opinion on volunteering. During his time with the YPP Dan has become increasingly keen to challenge the negative attitude to volunteering that appears to have developed amongst young people.

Dan’s long term unemployment has had a significant impact on his confidence and self-esteem, when we first met Dan he was very quiet, it was apparent his confidence was low however Dan was very polite and very keen on getting involved in the Young Peoples Partnership.

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Dave

13 March 2014

Deciding to leave University and go home with a mental illness was debilitating, embarrassing, and a bullet to the brain to my self-confidence. Restarting University after a year off helped a little, being out of step with my peers meant I found it difficult to settle, and my social anxiety and awkwardness was at an all-time high. Getting involved with Talent Match Humber, and the Young People’s Partnership, provided opportunity to both meet with and get to know young people my age, in my area, and to channel energy away from my anxiety and into building and leading important projects. My aspiration is that I will be able to help raise awareness of mental health issues and find non-medical ways of helping young people build for themselves better lives.

Fay

6 January 2014

I was a high achiever at school, but I struggled at college as mental health issues affected my learning. I left with low grades, no confidence and no idea what direction to turn. After months of fruitless job-seeking, I didn’t see a future for myself anymore. After briefly attending MOJO, a course for young unemployed people, I finally found a vacancy. Now I’m on an advanced apprenticeship with the Humber Learning Consortium, which brought me to Talent Match Humber. They saw my potential, believed in me and valued my opinion. They gave me the responsibility of consulting other young people on what Talent Match Humber should include, to make sure it would offer what we valued most to help us overcome any barriers and move towards a more positive future.

 

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