Day 33- Cameron, 22, Thorntonhall

Cameron works as an Events and Information Assistant for the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability and is also an Assistant Cub Leader for Clyde Scouts. This is a voluntary role and he does it after work on a Thursday night!

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Which young Scot inspires you?
The Young Scot that inspires me is a close Scouting friend. They inspire me because they have done a lot to help and inspire people in Scouting District’s Across Scotland and the World. They also inspire me as they have recently walked through 4-5 countries in 10 days as part of an expedition.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in Scotland is having amazing Support staff to help me through my education in my primary and High School. The reason why this is important to me is because they helped me to complete my course work and exams as I have got Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. They also helped me when I got bullied between S3 through to S6. If I did not have this support, I would not be here telling you my story.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
The one thing that I would like older generations to know about young people is about the struggle to find jobs. There aren’t as many stable jobs as there used to be, and young people are expected to have achieved a lot before they get in the door. This makes it even harder for young people with learning disabilities, who might need extra support to work in a flexible workplace, where the job they are doing is changing more regularly.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My Biggest achievement to date was helping my work (Scottish Commission for Learning Disability) organise the first national Learning Disability Awards in Glasgow in 2017. What made this such a big achievement for me is because I was learning how to organise an event as big like this and also using some of my skills and experience that I had in the past.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
In the future, I would like to achieve enough experience to go and work and travel abroad. This would mean so much to me as I think it would be an amazing experience to see new places and meet new people.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
The message that in would give young people in Scotland is to get your voices heard. This message is important to me because if I did not get my voice heard in school, they would have never gave me the support and training to help other people getting bullied.

If Cameron’s story has inspired you, why not share it on social media using the hashtag #MyStory365 or visit the ‘Get Involved’ section to share your own story!

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