We have teamed up with one of our clients in Sheffield, CHILYPEP a charity famed for its dedication in supporting Young People’s participation, to create an opportunity for young people to apply for sponsorship to help them through the tough financial times at college or university. Last years sponsorship winner Stef Pearson was following her own creative path, a performing arts course at college.
Stef’s year long sponsorship has come to an end now, read what a difference having the sponsorship meant to Stef: “Fifteen Design gave me funding to help provide for my studying. It helped me to pay for study materials like paper, pens, folders, and travel to and from college which really helped me to continue with the course and feel supported. In my second year I moved out on my own and struggled with getting to college, Fifteen Design helped with this and also with bills and things so I could keep studying. Without Fifteen Design I would have struggled to support myself through the whole course.
I would like to thank all at Fifteen Design for their help and the opportunity they’ve given me. Being supported to do the course has increased my confidence. For two years I have spoken out about mental health and have gained the confidence to speak out and perform at events like Mental Health Day, where I have performed mental health monologues in front of loads of people in Sheffield City centre. I don’t think I’d have had the confidence to do that before. I have even been invited to perform again this year!”
It doesn’t stop there, Fifteen are currently working with CHILYPEP to make this opportunity even better for future Young People. Watch this space!