Day 145- Chloe, 19, Glasgow

Chloe is currently a full time student at Glasgow Clyde College, studying HND Events Management. Chloe is part of the co-design team, supporting the TEDxYouth@Glasgow Year of Young People 2018 event, taking place at the SEC Armadillo on 31st May.

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Which young Scot inspires you?
Jamie Genevieve, she is a young Scottish entrepreneur and youtuber. She speaks about many things i am interesting in and has build an impressive business by herself based purely off of her own back.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in Scotland is, how friendly the country is as a whole. I also think that Scotland is the most beautiful place in the world, you can see a busy city and gorgeous countryside scenery both in the space of 10 minutes. The food in Scotland is also the best anywhere in the world.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I would like older generation to know that young people today can sometimes start on a path at university or college, to then find out that path isn’t right for them. The older generation can judge young people for this, and be cynical about them trying to change their path – this shouldn’t be the way. Young people should be encouraged to try new things, have an open mind and embrace change.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement is being part of the TEDxYouth@Glasgow team. Being a part of this team, that is made of extremely interesting and talented individuals is amazing. I feel so proud of them as well as myself. I never imagined myself to be involved in a project like this – one that can actually inspire and influence Scotland’s young people and others all over the world. I’m so grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given with this project.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
In the future, I would love to travel the world, as many places as I can visit. I feel this would help me grow as an individual and really come into myself.  I’m still unsure as to what i would specifically like to do as a career when I am older, and i feel that travelling would help me decide.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
My advice to young people in Scotland would be to seize every opportunity that comes to you, even if it seems scary or too big, because trying something new is never a bad thing. You also never know what opportunity will lead you to somewhere amazing, that you wouldn’t have got to otherwise.  

If Chloe’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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