Christopher’s Story: Climbing to new heights

“It’s like the YAT has changed me … and for the better. It’s changed my attitude… I saw that I could do it and that if I did it, I would feel better because I’ve done it.” 

Christopher completed the Youth Adventure Programme in 2018 and took part in our Mentoring Scheme throughout 2019. He spent that time working with his mentor, Shaun, to build up his self belief and trust. One of the ways they did that was to go climbing together and Christopher’s local climbing centre – an activity Christopher had discovered a love for whilst he was on the main programme. Mentor Shaun was very happy to help show him the ropes!

Christopher explained to us how the logical process of thinking through climbing routes has helped him to tackle some of the problems he has faced.

“I just want to say a big thank you because without everything that the YAT has done, I would be so different and it’s like you guys have changed me and I’m so happy now that I’ve gone through it all.

We are so proud of Christopher’s Youth Adventure journey.  He has achieved so much during his time with us – click here to watch a video of Christopher on his Mountain Camp, talking about his concerns. We are so pleased that the confidence and the skills he has gained through being on the programme are helping him to face the challenges in his life.