T&T YOUTH ENGAGEMENT
T&T Youth Engagement partners vulnerable young people with a toddler to mentor, creating transformational change in the young person's life.
CASE STUDY: SOPHIE'S STORY
Sophie was referred to the project due to school truanting, disruptive
behaviour, a negative attitude towards others and low self-esteem. She initially refused to participate in the discussions and activities within the nursery sessions and was abrupt in her manner towards her peers.
In time, Sophie became more engaged, gained confidence in her capabilities, and soon created a strong bond with the toddler she had been paired with, receiving very positive feedback from the nursery team.
Sophie’s school noticed a great improvement in her attitude towards teaching staff and other pupils, and teachers have been helping her with applications for childcare apprenticeships.
Sophie was also recently given a college placement, and staff at the nursery were so impressed by her during her nursery placement that they were willing to provide her with a reference in the future.