Dolly's Story

dollyOn Dolly's first visit to the Youth Centre to attend a dance project she was bullied on the street. She said it happened every week and she felt unsafe. Her Mum had to come to pick her up. She was too scared to go home alone.

Soon after the girl that had bullied her on the street then rubbed chewing gum into her hair. The youth worker rang the police.

Dolly and her Mum spoke to the police but then dropped the charges. But Dolly said that she felt that the youth worker had really looked out for her...

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Emma's Story

emmaI live in Shepperton, sometimes with my Dad and sometimes with my nan. I used to spend a week with my Mum and then a week with my Dad.

I love coming to the Youth Centre. I’d have nothing else to do otherwise and would be hanging out on the street. If I’m not on the streets, I’m hanging out in the park in the evening with my friends. There’s just nothing to do here.

Being here and now being a Role Model has definitely made things a lot better at home...

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Danny's Story

dannyI used to cause a lot of trouble. I was a bit of a tearaway to be honest. Things weren't great at home, especially with my Dad and brother, though my Mum has always really been there for me. I got kicked out of school when I was 14 for being up to no good. I didn't have any respect for anyone.

When Chelsea started she said that she knew my reputation but she didn't want to judge me. She wanted to start with a clean slate. That meant an awful lot to me...

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