Nathan, Leeds

Nathan joined Street League in October 2019. He heard about Street League from one of our referral partners who is based in his local Community Hub. Nathan lives in Halton Moor which is really deprived area of Leeds and is the subject to lots of anti-social behaviour. He himself, has admitted to being in trouble with the police in the past however, he has now changed and no longer has any issues. He came to us with no work experience, no GCSE’s in Maths or English and extremely low on confidence. His original reason for joining was it gave him something and allowed him to get out of the house for a few hours a day. He is also very interested in football so the having the chance to play football everyday with us was too good to turn down.

He was enrolled onto our Level 2 Maths, Level 1 English and Level 1 Award in Progression at first and after being with us for 5 months, the pandemic hit, and everything was moved online. Nathan did not have any way of joining the online sessions at first so all of Nathans work was doing over the phone and through pictures of his work after. This proved very challenging for both of us. Luckily, the work Nathan had done before was good enough to be submitted as evidence and he subsequently passed his Math and English qualifications.

When I started Street League, I never saw myself working a full-time job and I am proud to say that I now have a full time job

Nathan

- Participant, Leeds

Nathan said: “Joining Street League has kept me busy which helped me stay out of trouble and allowed me to better myself. When I started Street League, I never saw myself working a full-time job and I am proud to say that I now have a full time job as a Warehouse Operative.”

By the time summer 2020 came around, we were back delivering face to face and Nathan was quick to return to Street League. It took him a couple months to get back into the right routine but in October 2020 we signed Nathan up to do his Level 2 English. 7 months and 2 lockdowns later, Nathan has managed to bag himself a English Level 2 qualification and a full time job working at British Heart Foundation eBay warehouse.

We supplied Nathan with a phone, work clothes and a monthly bus pass in order for him to start his first full time job at BHF eBay warehouse. In May 2021 he had his first ever pay day and is doing really well at work.

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