At The Hub youth group that we run on a Friday night, we have been seeing great stories come from relationships that we have been able to build with the young people.
One of them being a young person that has been coming for a while and initially would get themselves into a lot of arguments and fights with other young people. After several months of leaders taking the time to take them to one side and try to understand what the bigger picture was for them, we began to see a change in behaviour. Rather than arriving every week angry, they would start by finding a leader and telling them what was going on for them this week. This has now turned into Phase Trust being able to go into school and support this young person through what is a difficult stage in their life at the moment.
We love stories like this, as it shows the power of connection.