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Young people tell us:

"The best things about get on track were meeting new people, all the activities, talking about my problems and learning how to cope with my thoughts and thinking positively about myself" – Megan

"I have learned my true potential and how to push and motivate myself. I've learned what opportunities are available and what I need to be part of them"– George

"I've learned how to cope with things, not to give up, how to cope with people even if you don't get along with them. It's given me confidence, more belief, self esteem, a life!" - Sammy

"The effect on my life is that I actually have confidence and believe in myself" – Ashton

"I found that the boxing session help me release some anger" – Dylan

"I've learned not to give up" – Luke

Sammy's Story:

"Without this programme I'd be sitting around and on the dole. I feel so proud that I've actually done something with my life."

There are many examples of young people who have been positively affected by this programme, one of whom is Sammy, a young mother from Scarborough, attended our pilot programme. Sammy, from Scarborough, was part of the group. Sammy is dyslexic, but as it wasn't diagnosed, she found school tough and because of her low self-esteem, believed that she was stupid. As a result she lashed out, and said she was labelled a "problem child." After going on the Get On Track programme, things changed. Sammy's resilience grew over the course of the programme and she became more determined to find work to better her life. She's now worked on her anger issues, has grown in confidence and is continuing with a work placement, volunteering and keeping active and fit in her spare time.

"Without this programme I'd be sitting around and on the dole. I feel so proud that I've actually done something with my life."

Scarborough Get on Track receives recognition:

Charlotte: "Getting the runners up prize meant a lot to me because it proved to me that we are a great group when we all worked together. The Get On Track programme was an amazing experience for me, to meet other young people to help me build up my self-belief and trust again. They gave me the confidence to come tonight and go on stage and collect the award with my team".

  • Scarborough Get on Track receives recognition (PDF, 222 Kb)

    The Runner Up prize in the Borough Pride category of the Borough’s Big Thanks You Awards went to the eleven young people who completed the programme. They overcame challenges and barriers in order to make positive steps in their lives and are now able to play more of a part within their local communities. At the start of the programme they told us that there was nothing to do in Scarborough. They felt unsupported. They thought there was no future for them in the area. They lacked confidence and direction.

    Yet they were the ones who made the changes needed to better themselves, through accepting the support and mentoring available. Using sport and activity, they learned about themselves and unlocked qualities they didn't believe were inside them.