Helping young people realise their potential
Amber realised her potential as a leader through volunteering at the Youngers Programme at City Gateway.
From: Tower Hamlets
Programmes: Limehouse Youth Centre – Youngers Programme
Current Status: Younger Sessions Facilitator
Amber realised her potential as a leader through volunteering at the Youngers Programme at City Gateway. She committed the time to develop herself and now demonstrates the same integrity to other young people.
We met Amber on an outreach session at Rope Makers Field, where she used to hang around with her brother and some of her friends. She has been coming along to the Limehouse Youth Centre ever since. City Gateway worked with her by committing time to help her develop in the strengths that she demonstrated early on. With some encouragement and one to one support from members of the team, she started to grow in confidence and develop leadership skills.
Amber quickly became involved with the coaching sessions delivered by our sports coach, after showing a keen interest in sport. She has since been assigned to case workers who commit time helping her to progress, focussing on both personal development and growth in her skills.
The time and effort put in by City Gateway staff has really shined through with Amber as she now volunteers in our Younger Sessions and delivers group activities for up to 30 young people. She continues to improve every week, and is setting a great example for others to follow.