Out of Trouble

“I was getting into loads of trouble at school so I just decided not to go back, I was out of school for over 6 months, and during this time I started hanging out at the club. Louise and Paul really helped me and encouraged me to volunteer and take part in an Asdan award. I even got the Volunteer of the Year award in 2011.
They also convinced me to go back to school, which I was unsure about doing. The club worked with my dad and the school and had loads of meetings. For the first two weeks, Paul went with me to school to help me get settled. I’m now in my last year and have been offered an apprenticeship for after my GCSEs. The club really helped me, I don’t know what I would have done without it.”
Luke, 15 – Eyres Monsell Club for Young People