I’m the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. I have been on the Board for 4 years. I have been a part of 42nd Street since I was 13 as a young person. As I got older and being a part of 42nd Street I realised the work that they do and how much they had helped me build my confidence that I wanted to become a youth worker. With the help of 42nd Street I decided to study at university to become a qualified youth worker. This is when I became more involved in the governance of the organisation and how I could get involved. There was an opportunity to become a board member as a trainee youth worker. As I became more qualified I started taking on more governance roles and then took over the role of Secretary from a board member who got the opportunity to work as a member of staff at 42nd Street. 42nd Street has helped me so much that deciding to become a board member meant that I was able to give back and make sure the service was there for future generations.