Day 79- Jason, 22, Kilsyth

Jason is currently doing a Prince’ s Trust programme called Fairbridge and has previously completed a number of courses such as Urban Adventure, and Aye Write to support his literacy and numeracy and a residential to Glen Kinn to help build his social skills and confidence.

Jason also studied supported employment at college for 2 years and did a 1 year course in skills for life. He is currently seeking employment with his job coach.


Which young Scot inspires you?
My friend, Amy, inspires me because she helps me out with a lot of stuff such as keeping me out of trouble. She makes sure I’m okay and is always there for me when times are good or bad. I grew up with her. She’s loyal and a good listener.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
There are a lot of cool places to visit in Scotland. Cities like Glasgow and Stirling have lots of shops, good places to chill out and relax and there’s lots of places to sightsee and hang out.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
A lot of young people use slang words and language which is casual. I think older people would be able to communicate with young people better if they learned some slang words young people use nowadays.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
I’m most proud of trying to get a job and overcoming my fear of getting rejected. This is a big achievement for me because all I ever really wanted was a job. I found it hard reading and writing so overcoming this barrier by working with my job coach and my literacy and numeracy tutor at The Prince’s Trust was a big thing for me.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I would most like to achieve getting a paid job. As I said it’s all I ever wanted. I would love to work with animals.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
Whatever you’re doing try your best and stick to it and achieve it.

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