Written by North Yorkshire Sport
Stepping Up is an early intervention project that uses mentoring to divert children and young people who have not yet entered the criminal justice system but are beginning to show signs or risky or challenging behaviour within school, home or within their local community.
In this video Jack talks about how talking with athlete mentor and Olympic swimmer James Kirton has given him the confidence to pursue new goals.
One thing that I have changed since talking to James (my mentor) is that I have started to play Rugby. James and my Grandad gave me the courage to ask to join. I’m know more open to talking to people I dont know” Jack