"My journey with Youth Futures started halfway through 2020 after I had left my previous school refusing and determined never to go back. I was told about what a great place Youth Futures Community School was, and I was encouraged to enrol. I remember thinking that there couldn’t be anything worse than having to go back to the one place I was trying so hard to avoid, school. When I started attending Youth Futures Community School (Clarkson) I had no hope, motivation, nor an idea on what my future was going to look like. The staff members at Clarkson showed me that there was more to life than what I was imagining. They gave me hope and motivation to keep moving forward and pursue what makes me happy. After nearly two years of attending Clarkson, I was then given the opportunity to complete a Cert III in Business Administration at the Youth Futures Head Office.
Working with Youth Futures has taught me so much and I am incredibly grateful for everything Youth Futures has done to help create a better future for myself. Youth Futures has completely changed my perspective of life and if it wasn’t for them, I have no idea where I would be right now. It has been an amazing 12 months working with the Youth Futures team and I am now looking forward to moving onto the next chapter of my life. When it comes to my long-term goals, I am still unsure as to where I am going to end up and what I’ll be doing. However, I feel confident knowing I have the experience and qualifications I have gained from Youth Futures to help me get to where I need to be."
Youth Futures has completely changed my perspective of life and if it wasn’t for them, I have no idea where I would be right now.