The One Youth team do a fantastic job of engaging with young people in our areas. We spoke with teenager Amayna about her experiences with the team.

“I’ve known Michelle for four years now and we’ve done lots together. Things like doing a fashion show where we made our own clothes, which was fantastic. I’ve also done radio work, where I experienced being a presenter. She’ll tell us about opportunities like this and ask us if it’s something we’re interested in.

“I’m very thankful to Michelle for helping me to achieve my biggest accomplishment in my life so far. I wrote a play about cyber-bullying and how it can affect people my age. Michelle helped me put together a cast and we performed it, which was the proudest moment of my life.”

The future for Amayna looks bright as she sets her sights on a creative career:

“My dream is to one-day work in film, but there are a lot of barriers that you have to face as a Muslim woman. Michelle has helped me at every opportunity and given me so much confidence to have a go at the things that I’m interested in.”

To find out more about the activities available, call Michelle on 07940 758168 or email