Day 201- Yurisat, 15, Glasgow

Yurisat volunteered previously for reading Hack animal agents 2017 and has taken part in the EY Foundation Smart Futures programme this summer.


Which young Scot inspires you?
Callum McGregor inspires me because he went to the same school as me and because of the school he went to everyone said he wouldn’t go far in life but he did.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
There is a good education system- teachers care about you and do their best. There is amazing healthcare, beautiful scenery and the people are really nice.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
How different times are. Technology is not all bad.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement so far is getting my poem published in Bust-a-Rhyme. I feel like this because it is something I personally did by myself in my own time.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
Becoming an Aerospace Engineer would mean so much to me because I would like to accomplish everything as a female and help shut down sexist comments.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
Be yourself because if everyone was the same life would be boring!

If Yurisat’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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