Thoughts from a parent…
We wanted Alex to do something useful and enjoyable with his year between school and university. I’m delighted he chose Yipiyap. The work Alex did with Yipiyap enabled him to achieve what we wanted for him in many ways:
It made him financially independent.
It gave him structure to his week.
He was part of an organisation and supportive group.
He learnt about the world of work and dealing with children from very mixed backgrounds.
I really feel that Alex grew up a lot in the year and is now enjoying his academic studies with the renewed energy from the year out.