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Meet the Team

Team

Alex

Likes... Wu-tang, Football and Politics

Dislikes... Sheffield United, Cricket and Spiders

Where i want to be in 5 years time - Being a journalist or working in media

Alex wanted to be young advisor as he thinks young people are going through a hard time at the moment and they need support and also to show that we are not animals and savages who spend our time on streets


Luke H

Likes... Music, Acting and Dance

Dislikes... Alarms, Cold rooms and Uncomfortable seating

Where I want to be in 5 years time - Going into teaching

Luke H wanted to be a young advisor because he wanted to be able to influence services that other people might not be able to speak out about


Jess

Likes… Sheffield United, Disney and Food

Dislikes… Sheffield Wednesday, Being ignored and Stereotypical views

Where I want to be in 5 years time - Either working as a member of air cabin crew and travelling the world or being a full time youth worker

Jess wanted to be a young advisor because she wanted to make a difference for young people both in Sheffield and throughout the UK. Also to make her voice heard, and learn new skills and improve on the ones she already holds.


Lewis

Likes... Sports, Socializing and Cuddle's

Dislikes... Curries, People that believe they are better than others and Crowded places

Where i want to be in 5 years time - I would like to be a youth worker in parson cross and have changed so many people's lives and known to offer good advice and support and have a lot of respect.

Lewis wanted to be a young advisor because he wants to change the views and opinions that most people have on young people and to be a voice for them and to put other young people's thought and idea's out there for adults and governors to know what WE as young people want and need.


Odessa

Likes... Horse Riding, Going on Holiday, Shoes

Dislikes... Football, Coffee, Ostriches

Where I want to be in 5 years time - 'I would like to have finished 6th form with respectable grades and just have graduated from university in a profession that I thoroughly enjoy and by that time know what's next in my life. (as in know what job I'm looking for a career in or know if I'm going to do any work experience essential to my profession'

Odessa wanted to be a Young Advisor because she thinks it's important that young people's voices are heard by those who make important decisions that affect young people. She believes that young people should be given the chance to be involved in decision making, improving services and influencing change.


Courtney

Likes... Chocolate, Art and Watching movies

Dislikes... Exercising, Buses and Rainy days

Where I want to be in 5 years time - I would like to be a youth worker and study then teach Art Therapy.

Courtney wanted to be a Young Advisor to make a positive change in her area.


Luc

Likes... Climbing, Mounting biking and US crime dramas

Dislikes... Cheese, Rain and Birds of prey

Where I want to be in 5 years time - In five years’ time I would like to be studying architecture at University and partaking in the follow-up training after the three year standard course length.

Luc wanted to be a Young Advisor as he wanted to give something back to the community that he has lived in for 17 years and help young people and adults to communicate more effectively.


Martha

Likes... Travel, Art and Being with people I love

Dislikes... The power of money, Inequality, and The current education system

Where I want to be in 5 years time - In 5 years I would like to have travelled around the world and soaked up fantastic new experiences and have gained more knowledge and understanding for other people in other cultures. I would also like to have, on arrival home form my trips, be beginning University at a prestigious art school either in London, Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Martha wanted to be a Young Advisor because she is passionate about change for the better and felt that with Young Advisors she could change and improve her city of Sheffield. She also describes herself as a very opinionated young 16 year old and thinks that despite her age, professionals should listen to her opinions and young advisors allows her to do this. She also feels that Young Advisors has allowed her to meet a variety of new young people in Sheffield.


Natasha

Likes... Oranges, Sugar and Shopping

Dislikes... Pessimism, Being cold and Snakes

Where I want to be in 5 years time - In five years I want to be in university studying something interesting.

Natasha wanted to be a Young Advisor because she thought it would be a good learning experience.


Sally

Likes... Debating, Indoor climbing, Politics

Dislikes... Tomatoes, Art and Camping

Where I want to be in 5 years time - In 5 years’ time I want to have finished a university degree in history and begin an interesting and fulfilling career.

Sally wanted to be a Young Advisor as she was previously in UK Youth Parliament and she wants to continue to make a positive change for young people in her community.


Selina

Likes... Hair dye, Heels and Cookies

Dislikes... Bones, Rain and Raisins

Where I want to be in 5 years time - In 5 years’ time I want to be a professional make up artist.

Selina wanted to be a Young Advisor to help make a difference in her area and places with similar problems.


Sheriffatu

Likes... Art, Apples and Roller coasters

Dislikes... Neon pink, Noisy places and Video games.

Where I want to be in 5 years time - In 5 years’ time I would like to be a student in a medical school.

Sheriffatu wanted to be a Young Advisor as she wanted to be involved in the improvement of Sheffield and help it to become a better place for young people to live in. She also believes that the experience will enhance her skills and give her a better knowledge of Sheffield.


Tameka

Likes... Taking selfies, Twitter, Beyonce

Dislikes... The Current Education System, The Poor Distribution Of Wealth, British Weather

Where I want to be in 5 years time - In 5 years’ time, I want to be in London studying Law.

Tameka wanted to be a Young Advisor to make a change in the area she lives in and to contribute to the improvement of society.




Likes... Nutella, Russell Howard, Coldplay

Dislikes... Revision, Bananas, Walking up hills

Where I want to be in 10 years time - As a health economist (hopefully somewhere warmer) as I'm passionate about the NHS and want it to work efficiently.

Laura wanted to be a Young Advisor because after being a member of youth parliament for a year she wanted to carry on getting young peoples voices heard and to make a difference in the community by making services work for young people.


Lauren

Likes... Singing, Dancing, Acting

Dislikes... Lipstick that doesn't stay on, Dark chocolate, Spiders

Where I want to be in 10 years time - In 10 years time my dream is to be following my ambitions and pursuing a career in my dream of being an actress on stage would be my ultimate goal. I hope to be succeeding in my career of Acting and Musical theatre. I also hope to be living in London.

Lauren wanted to be a Young Advisor because she loves the idea of working with other passionate people towards creating changes for the good of young people. She loves to work with others and use teamwork from previous experiences of drama groups and casts to make amazing results and work successfully as a team.


Loran

Likes... Sports, Chicken, Sheffield United

Dislikes... Public transport, Sheffield Wednesday, People that spit.

Where I want to be in 10 years time - in 10 years time I want to have a good job and have a family.

Loran wanted to be a Young Advisor because she wants to make a difference and help people.


Michael

Likes... Animals, Music, Socialising

Dislikes... Public transport, Spiders, Beetroot

Where I want to be in 10 years time - In 10 years time i want to have finished university, have a job as a probation officer or working with young offenders. Have a decent sized house, with 2 nice cars, Have at least one child and be somewhat settled with a partner.

Michael wanted to be a Young Advisor because he wants a change to meet different people and help voice young peoples voices. He also wants to improve services in Sheffield for young people and help make a change. Michael also wants to bring out the best in himself.


Tilly

Likes... Food, TV, Going out

Dislikes... When people chew loudly, Very hot weather, Busy places

Where I want to be in 10 years time - In 10 years time i want to have finished university and be working as a youth worker and/or counsellor.

Tilly wanted to be a Young Advisor because she wants to further her career choice and make a difference.


Sarah Stevens (Lead)

Likes... Young Advisors energy and commitment to making a difference for others also anything that contains caramel and chocolate….. Yummy!

Dislikes... Moths, Marmite and being cold

Where I want to be in 5 years time - As long as I am still working with young people then I’ll be happy!