Jayden began secondary school in September 2015, three months later he suffered the tragic loss of his mother.
Naturally, this heartbreaking situation was making school life difficult. Jayden was finding it hard to control his anger and his behaviour in class was becoming challenging. He began to spend extended periods in isolation and on two occasions was placed on a fixed term exclusion.
His behaviour outside of school was also becoming a concern as he was beginning to socialise with young people that were encouraging him to carry out actions that would have a negative impact on his future opportunities.
Dare2Dream were contacted to provide mentoring support focused around strategies to cope with both his bereavement and challenging behaviours.
Following a 12 week period of support Jayden is now flourishing academically and is consistently displaying positive behaviours. He is becoming a positive role model for fellow students that have experienced challenging life situations.
Dare2Dream are so very proud of Jayden for his positive attitude and undoubted progress demonstrated throughout the programme.
A word from Jayden:
"I was in a bad place. My behaviour was getting worse and I was an angry person because of all that had gone on. I'd hate to think what would have happened to me without the support from Dare2Dream. Things are good now."