Age 18, England
Coming from one of the most deprived areas in the UK, my life could easily spiral into crime and disorder. However, I changed my path by supporting youth social action campaigns, going into schools to highlight the causes of homelessness, and building bridges in the community following devastating gun and knife gang crimes.
Helping to create a community garden in Anfield, I improved relationships between young people who had vandalised the area and local residents. I went on to be a Community Engagement Officer.
I continue working to break down barriers to opportunities for local socially isolated young people.