Before I had a mentor I would always get in trouble; my school grades were poor, I would get sent out of lessons most days and would often have fights with other kids who I didn’t get on with, both at school and on my estate. When I was asked if I’d like a mentor I was unsure at first, but once I was told that I’d have someone older to help me through my problems I thought I’d try it out. At the start we met up at my house and chatted about life and the things I enjoy. As time went on my mentor began to help me with school work and we started going to a football project together. Now my school grades have improved because I find learning enjoyable with my mentor and I get on much better with the other kids in my community.