• Sephton's Story

    'When it comes to anger, anger is like a driving force to hide the emotions that you are actually

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  • Tex's Story

    "I first heard about XLP in 2013.

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  • Shayleigh’s Story

    I got involved with XLP about three years ago when the bus first came to my estate.

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  • Cherry

    Working with XLP has changed me for the better.

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  • Derek

    “I see life in a totally different way now. I even look different! I smile all the time now”

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  • Chelsea

    “I want my future to be a positive one, one where I can be strong and make a difference to others”

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  • TSOTE

    I had been bullied for much of my time in primary school and had accepted that I was different  

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  • RICO

    “Before XLP I would say that I lacked confidence, but being involved with XLP has helped me to develop self-belief; the belief that I can be the best that I can be”

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  • Chelsea E

    “I know that I can really trust and confide in the XLP youth workers and I know that if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be where I am now”

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  • Jack

    “I’ve been encouraged by XLP to think about my future, which has helped me understand why it’s worth staying in school. After a while I actually stopped hating school and even became a prefect!”

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  • Ebony

    “XLP really interacts with the community.  They treat people as individuals. It’s important for young people to have role models like this in their lives”.

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  • Sarah

    “I found I was able to talk to them about anything – family stuff, relationships and what I hoped to do with my future…I know a better future is possible now”

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