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Lynette’s Story

Lynette, a 24 year old young adult, was unemployed at the time of joining the YES Project, and had goals she wanted to achieve. Lynette felt that to achieve those goals, she needed some support to help her find employment.
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YES Project holds stakeholder event

In February 2020, we held our event, A New Direction; #ReRouting Futures. This event saw stakeholders from across the county, and from different organisations, including businesses, charities, local authority and Trusts, to a venue in the heart of Leicester.
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Hannah’s Story

Before joining the YES Project, 19-year old Hannah* had just successfully completed a traineeship at a leading course provider, but was looking for something to do next.
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Leicester projects offering free health and well-being sessions in support of World Mental Health Day

Two Leicester based projects, the GREAT Project and YES Project, are opening their doors to the public to support World Mental Health Day.
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Leicester based projects help nearly 1,000 residents move towards work or training, saving the DWP £300K

Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) has secured continuation funding for both the GREAT Project and the YES Project, as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme by The National Lottery Community Fund.
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Local Youth Employment Support (YES) Project is finalist for National Lottery Award

Beating over 700 entrants and making it to the final of The 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards is a dream come true for the Leicester and Leicestershire based YES (Youth Employability Support) Project.
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Reuben’s Story

Reuben was studying a Mental Health Nursing degree at University; but realised that although he was interested in mental health, nursing wasn’t the direction he wanted to go.
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Daniel’s Story

Daniel found the one-to-one support he received invaluable from the delivery partners he accessed and his YES key worker.
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Over 400 local young people helped by The YES Project

The YES Project has helped young people in Leicester and Leicestershire to take steps towards employment, training and education
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