In the past 3 months we have been able to connect with over 30 adults who used to be young people attending e:merge to see how significant there time with us was. The response has been overwhelming.
- 97% stated that e:merge had totally transformed at least one area of their life.
- 75% attributing the positive change to improved emotional development, social interaction, identity, self-esteem and personal values. 45% stating their community as safer because of our presence.
- 80% stated their community and peers growing up were more aspirational as a result of our presence in their location.
We have gathered many powerful transformational testimonies that we will share with you over the coming months but here is one case study of how e:merge has impacted them;
“If it wasn’t for e:merge I would probably be locked up. I weekly engaged with e:merge from age 12-17 and it transformed my life.
“One person made my life much better and made me understand what I had in my life and thats Derek (e:merge YouthWorker) he was a big part of my life at e:merge and I don’t think I would be where i am in my life without his help he made me in to the person I am today I was not a good kid but he saw the good in me and I could not of done it without him.
“I am proud to say that today aged 23 that I work full-time in a Car body shop which was my dream job. I love it, I have a beautiful son, and despite a tough upbringing I am excited about the future.
“e:merge are a fantastic charity, and I guess I was just lucky they chose to work in my community.”
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