This is Student Story. We would like to introduce you to Demi who was a mentee on the Leeds Mentoring Programme at Selby Community House. 

1 November 2021

What is your name & what project did you work on? 

 I am Demi, I am 18 years old and I took part in The Diana Award mentoring progarmme. I found out about the programme on social media, I took part off my own initiative. 

What did you learn throughout the programme? 

We learnt a lot about the workplace and our own wellbeing, how to look after our self and learnt a lot about life and skills we can take forward. 

How has the programme impacted you so far? 

It is probably one of the best things I have ever decided to do. It has changed my life, it has opened up doors to other programmes like Project Wild and Action Towards Inclusion* which has made me realise that I don’t have to stay where I am and I can be happy and do things I like and what I want to do.  

*Project Wild and Action Towards Inclusion are organisations based inside Selby Community House where the programme took place. 

A highlight from the programme. 

Nick from Project Wild, bringing spider and snakes into the session. Nick is the founder of Project Wild.  

What have you learnt about yourself throughout the programme? 

I have learnt that my fears are not something I cannot overcome. I have learnt to believe in myself more.  

What is important about the mentoring programme? 

 A lot of young people are not aware of what they have around them and do not know what they need to do to move forward into life. They need to learn more about their own wellbeing and why their own life is important. That is what I learnt and I think it is important that other young people do that too.  

It was such a good programme, it has opened up so many more doors. 


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