Michael’s Story

Michael came to MYL through the employability service as a NEET young person; he had not been out of his home for over a year and had been bullied in school and in the community.

He was support by an MYL engagement worker 3 times a week to build his confidence & self-esteem and get him from ready to return to training to fulfil his ambition to become a chef.

He was referred to the MYL detached service and is now part of the young ambassadors programme and leads social action working with the team. He is leading a gardening project and attends sports sessions which he enjoys.

He has enrolled at his local college to study catering and continues to be supported by youth workers and his confidence grows and grows.

“Paul and Zara have been great helping me and l will be getting a certificate from my course soon and will go on placement at a restaurant.”