Mark is an 18 year old young person and has been accessing the Bradby Club since he was 8yrs old.
When Mark attended the local high school he found main stream education difficult. The Bradby Club was working with the school at the time with young people experiencing similar issues; the school referred Mark to the Programme as part of his modified timetable along with a day at college.
Mark was part of project from year 9 to year 11, and as the school mentioned a number of times the anchor in keeping in school. Mark also attended the open access youth club here at Bradby and participated in the various activities available such as sporting competitions and coaching awards and outdoor education residential trips. The Bradby Club provided a safe and fun alternative to mainstream lessons which enable Mark to succeed. The Bradby Club kept Mark off the street and out of trouble by providing somewhere to go, something to do, and someone to talk to.
Through being supported through the Bradby club, Mark finished school gained the GSCE’s he needed to move on to college to do his mechanic’s course for two years. Since finishing college Mark came to the Bradby Club to gain help and support finding work, he has activity sort employment and has a number of interviews lined up with local garages.