All the young people who took part attended the Bushey Wheels Project or the Chorleywood Film Project between 5 and 10 years ago.
These projects are still running today, and these testimonies are being used now to inspire those young people currently taking part in the projects over the lockdown period. Some of the recent participants have only joined since the projects have been running online, and these testimonies show what the projects are like when they can join them physically, and what young people (like them) can achieve with the support of YC Hertfordshire Services for Young People.
“Those taking part in these testimonies are no different to the young people we are working with today – and these testimonies showcase young people who have gone on to achieve success and find employment in varying fields, including working for an energy technology company, becoming an actor and working as a pilot among others.” commented Kips Green, Youth Work Team Leader.
Film 1 - Jeremy
Jeremy explains how coming to the Bushey Wheels Project as a young teenager changed the course of his life – and led to his employment by an energy technology company where he is now working in Houston, Texas spearheading its 'youth expansion'.
Film 2 - Alize
Alize tells how she took part in the Chorleywood Film Project, helping to make and produce an award-winning film for the BFI Short Film competition. She was able to use the experience to win a place on the BFI Film Academy Craft Residential – and is now studying Film & TV Production at University.
Film 3 - Rhianna
Rihanna tells how becoming part of a YC Hertfordshire Services for Young people project helped her to grow in confidence and follow her dreams to become an actor. She now works for CBBC on their shows Millie In-between and Hetty Feather, as well as having worked for Sky.
Film 4 - Ross and Pippa
Ross and Pippa explain how attending the Bushey Wheels Project developed their skills both on and off the track – developing both their self-confidence and their technical abilities. Ross went on to train as a pilot and now flies planes for a living and Pippa works as a Grounds-person at a Hertfordshire school.