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Tanaie’s remarkable journey

March 17, 2017

TanaieYouth at Risk ambassador Tanaie got in touch to share her experience of the 5-day intensive workshop on the Hackney Choices programme back in July 2015 and the journey she has been on since.

“Before I started Youth at Risk, I found myself regularly depressed but didn’t know why. I knew in myself that I had so much potential but continued to hold myself back. I made the conscious decision that things needed to change so when Youth at Risk presented the programme to me, I was all for it! It was such an intense course, I found myself crying A LOT! Crying wasn’t something that was new to me; I did plenty of that at home behind closed doors. The fact that I was crying in front of a room full of strangers was bizarre to me as I’m a guarded person and hardly let anyone in. Taking part in the Youth at Risk programme helped me to achieve so much. They provided me with the opportunity to pitch to a panel that were able to help me immensely with producing an amazing EP; they also provided me with a great networking circle and great mentors. I have since joined the BBC Choir and I’m currently working on setting up my own Social Enterprise. I’m now a proud ambassador for Youth at Risk and will do everything that I’m able to do to ensure that this amazing work continues.”

Tanaie’s remarkable journey

TanaieYouth at Risk ambassador Tanaie got in touch to share her experience of the 5-day intensive workshop on the Hackney Choices programme back in July 2015 and the journey she has been on since.

“Before I started Youth at Risk, I found myself regularly depressed but didn’t know why. I knew in myself that I had so much potential but continued to hold myself back. I made the conscious decision that things needed to change so when Youth at Risk presented the programme to me, I was all for it! It was such an intense course, I found myself crying A LOT! Crying wasn’t something that was new to me; I did plenty of that at home behind closed doors. The fact that I was crying in front of a room full of strangers was bizarre to me as I’m a guarded person and hardly let anyone in. Taking part in the Youth at Risk programme helped me to achieve so much. They provided me with the opportunity to pitch to a panel that were able to help me immensely with producing an amazing EP; they also provided me with a great networking circle and great mentors. I have since joined the BBC Choir and I’m currently working on setting up my own Social Enterprise. I’m now a proud ambassador for Youth at Risk and will do everything that I’m able to do to ensure that this amazing work continues.”

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