Moving cities with her mother to escape domestic violence didn’t help Mia. Anxiety, depression and the loss of close friend led Mia to a dark place. But she pulled through and became a Runner-up in the Youthbuild UK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2022
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Lola’s start in life wasn’t great. There was a family history of abuse of alcohol and drugs. Lola has battled her own mental health demons and drug issues. But she found her forte studying at Preston Vocational College.
Kye’s early life was turbulent. Along with his siblings he went into care, aged 8. Expelled from secondary school, he found he had a passion for bricklaying and grasped a second chance. Now he’s Youthbuild UK Young Builder of the Year 2022.
Reiss’s journey to be Young Builder of the Year is a tale of triumph over adversity. The loss of both of his parents hasn’t prevented him shining as one his company’s rising stars
Kyron’s father burnt their house down, his parents were hard drugs users, he was homeless for a while, and left school with no qualifications. Youthbuild Essex helped him rebuild his life and he’s now an aspiring young bricklayer
Josh’s family had drug problems, his mum was diagnosed with cancer and Josh got excluded from school. An unsupportive school left Josh with low self esteem. They told him he wouldn’t get far in life, but he proved them wrong.