Local Neighbourhood Ambassador

10/01/2020

Local Neighbourhood Ambassador

One of our students Tyler took the initiative to take part in the Youth Ambassador programme

and did such an amazing job an article was written in the Lancashire Telegraph about him. We are proud of Tyler’s outstanding achievements and include the article from the newspaper for you to enjoy now.

 A TEENAGER is doing his bit to make his neighbourhood a nicer place after taking part in a youth leadership project.

Tyler Cocker, 14, from Shadsworth, took part in the Youth Ambassador programme, delivered by Blackburn Youth Zone.

He has since been making a name for himself within his community after him and a friend became litter picking sensations collecting 16 bags of litter from the streets in just three days.

Tyler got his friends together to help him litter-pick after school.

The project, which aims to provide 12 to 16-year-olds with the opportunity to become more involved in their community, has been funded through Blackburn with Darwen’s Our Community, Our Future social integration funding.

Tyler said: “Through doing the project I gained the confidence to believe that I could make a difference in my community.

“I had noticed a lot of litter lying around the streets. It makes the area look really scruffy and I was worried about the harm it would cause to wildlife.

“After researching I found the ‘Keep Blackburn Tidy’ page on Facebook and knew this was something I could get involved with.””

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