"I DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN THE KIND OF WORLD WHERE WE DON'T LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER. NOT JUST THE PEOPLE THAT ARE CLOSE TO US, BUT ANYBODY WHO NEEDS A HELPING HAND. I CAN’T CHANGE THE WAY ANYBODY ELSE THINKS, OR WHAT THEY CHOOSE TO DO, BUT I CAN DO MY BIT." Charles De Lint Charles De Lint

MY STORY: Jade Lewis
Mentoring promotes young people’s personal and social development and enables them to have a voice and this is something I’m deeply passionate about. At the age of 16 I was told I would never make it to university because of my dyspraxia, at 17 I was accepted to do volunteer work abroad, at 18 I was accepted into university and at the age of 21 I graduated with first class honours and at 22 I have been mentoring for a year and have a level 2 in counselling skills. I am passionate about mentoring because it gives people the opportunity to develop their interests and their ambitions in a supportive non-judgemental environment.

SPORTING HERO: Michael Phelps
Although he has ADHD he also holds the records for most Olympic gold medals. Michael Phelps also started the Michael Phelps Foundation, which focuses on growing the sport of swimming and promoting healthier lifestyles, he is my sporting hero because I feel he is really inspirational. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

First Class Hons BA Sociology
Level 2 Counselling Skills
Level 1 Badminton Coach
NPLQ Qualified
Junior Leader award
PPA Trained   

EXPERIENCE:

Waterfront Specialist Camp America 
Volunteer work in the Falkland Islands with social services and counsellors
Volunteer work youth enquiry service
PPA teacher in local Bristol Primary School
Mentoring for a year 

 

GET TO KNOW ME A LITTLE BETTER:

PLACES I'VE BEEN:

America, Mexico, Falkland Islands, Namibia, Egypt, Sri lanka, Maldives, Thailand, Italy, Lanzarote, Iran, Iceland, China, Malta, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, France and Ireland

MY HIGHLIGHTS: Jade Lewis

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