Young People’s Stories

Don’t just take it from us, hear from the older young people who have come full circle and moved on from the project although we will always be here for them! Some real success stories here!
**Still under development**





How did you first meet the team and get involved with ADYP?

“I first met you lot at my school when you had the gazebo there at lunch when I was 11. I then started meeting you guys on the green by my house and we just had lots of fun, even when it was freezing!”

What support did you receive from the team?

“Where to start really? Roxy has always been there for me, she has supported me through times when I had fallen out with my family, helped me managed my mental health over the years, offered advice when I needed it but most recently helped me with my college application, CV and finding work.”

Favourite memory from a session?
“That time with the inflatable football people. I cant remember who it was but they went flying! We had a great laugh that day! Even though we all were soaked with sweat.”

What are you up to now?

“I’m now 18 and currently a barmaid in a local bar but Roxy helped me get into college and complete a hair styling course where I also worked in a salon.”




This charity has made a massive impact on my life, helping me grow in confidence & giving me opportunities to explore different avenues. As a child I looked up to the role models of this charity, particularly Roxy, and was given an amazing opportunity to be employed as a young youth worker. One of my favourite projects was The Sutton Girls projects which was all about women empowerment!

This is a charity that definitely makes a difference.

Ciara – 21

“Roxy helped me write my C.V and apply for local jobs as I didn’t feel confident enough to apply by myself – nor did I have the skills or know how to survive in the work place.”

 Holly – 16

“Workshops helped me to understand and control my emotions because of Damascus, I learnt how to have a positive relationship with an adult.” 

Michael – 14