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15th July 2020

Following a successful and progressive 2 years at The Positive Impact Academy, Mitch has been rewarded with an apprenticeship to continue his studies and step into employment at The Positive Impact Foundation. Mitch will study a qualification in Sport, Activity & Community Activation, whilst supporting the delivery of our projects.

We spoke to Mitch to get his thoughts.

“I had some trouble going to school and socialising, I was finding it hard to engage in any of the places offered to me.” Mitch details his initial thoughts about Positive Impact – “When I heard about what they offered and delivered, I knew I had to give it a go and take up the opportunity.”

Mitch worked hard to get his placement to a positive and progressive place, although he faced some issues to begin with. “My time at Positive Impact started off shaky and I was having a lot of days off and not engaging well. 2 years down the line, I can’t believe I am sitting exams and doing work experience every day.”

Mitch speaks very highly of Positive Impact and the staff. “I didn’t think I would be where I am now, Positive Impact has helped me grow in confidence and become a better person.”

Mitch concluded by explaining how pleased he is to receive an apprenticeship. “I am so happy to get this offer. I think it has come through working hard in my studies and at my work experience in a primary school. I have gained a good understanding of coaching and teaching sport to children. Working with different staff has benefited me too, I learn a lot from all of them. I am excited to start to coach and deliver more when I start my qualification.” 

Our Head of Foundation, Leah, also had her say on Mitch's success.

"Having worked with Mitch personally for over 2 years as his main tutor, I am absolutely delighted to be welcoming him into the staff team in September. He has really got his head down and earned himself an opportunity with The Positive Impact Foundation. Mitch also built really good relationships with other Academy & Foundation staff in the past year and we are all very proud of his achievements."

Everyone at The Positive Impact Foundation would like to congratulate Mitch on his success. 

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