Day 77- Kaitlin, 16, Alva

Kaitlin is a student at Alva Academy and is also an ambassador for Year of Young People 2018.

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What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
Living in Scotland I feel I have more opportunities with volunteering and the facilities and wildlife and scenery we have is beautiful and we are blessed to have it.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I would want older generations to see what young people think of everything around them.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
Completing my Bronze youth achievement award and becoming and ambassador for YoYP2018. These are big achievements I worked on my bronze for 4 years as I was busy helping my mum and was going through a rough patch and becoming an ambassador for YoYP2018 was great as I love helping and working with young people in my community.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I’d hopefully like to get my Silver youth achievement and Silver DofE completed as they are great things that show how big a passion I have for volunteering and learning new skills and doing things to get my out my comfort zone and to test myself.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
My advice is to always do what makes you happy and push yourself out your comfort zone occasionally to help you learn new skills and gain confidence in yourself. I feel this is important as I feel for me I gained more confidence and it helped me through rough stages in my life that I never thought I’d overcome and be able to do what I do.

If Kaitlin’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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