Creative Curtis's MyGo Journey: "The Best Year Of My Life."
Meeting new people can be challenging for anyone, but for Curtis just making eye-contact with his new MyGo coaches, Denise and Lisa, was a major hurdle. Curtis was facing personal issues that were stopping him from moving forward with his life. Working on building up his confidence and improving his employability skills became his coaches’ main priority.
A budding creative; they quickly realised that Curtis was a very keen amateur photographer, and had taken lots of first-rate photographs on his adventures out-and-about.
Denise referred to Talent Match, a key partner or MyGo supporting young people who face high-level challenges, where young Curtis met Youth Advocates Dan and Lee. They involved him in the Low Carbon Farm project which he attends regularly. Making fast friends with another participant, Curtis’ confidence and strength of mind grew quickly.
Curtis will now happily get a bus unaccompanied, allowing him the fearlessness to take on new challenges and start moving forward. Curtis now goes to social events with his new friend, has applied for and received his provisional license and is determined to learn how to drive. His mum Jill is “astounded by his progress.”
Curtis’ coach Denise had this to say: “We have seen Curtis blossom in this past year as he continues to go from strength to strength. His mum is very proud of him and so are we.”
His next venture is going to RSPB Minsmere, with an opportunity of taking photographs for literature at the RSPB site. Curtis simply said of his MyGo experience: “The best year of my life.”