Hanna Baxter, 18
"Working with Participation People has opened so many doors for me, whilst simultaneously making me aware of issues within my own community.
A year ago, I started working with Dorset's Children in Care Council as a Young Facilitator. A programme to train Care Leavers on how to lead and facilitate #YouthVoice groups.
Now, I can develop groups and design programmes and training workshops all on my own, with a little bit of help!
I can manage personality changes with children in care. I can train foster carers, social workers and designated teachers on what it’s like to be in care and deal and manage difficult behaviour.
Participation People have opened my eyes to new jobs and opportunities that I wouldn't have considered before.
They have helped me grow! I am now far more confident, have better self esteem and know how to influence decision makers. They are brilliant!"