Kerry's profile

There is a moment in life, maybe you’ve had it, maybe it’s yet to come. But when it hits you, you just know that this is what you are supposed to do for the rest of your life.

Throughout my teenage years I always wanted to be a lawyer, it was what I found most fascinating. But after studying law in college, I'd had enough, it wasn’t all I thought it would be. I spent months looking at what to do next.

I was very lucky to have two wonderful youth leaders in my life, they showed me what youth work was and supported me into my first volunteer role in a junior youth club setting. From then on, youth work has been my life. I went on to study Youth and Community Work at Sheffield Hallam University. I have had amazing opportunities to work alongside some great people, I learnt so much from placements and lecturers. But most importantly I learnt a lot about myself. I found one of my passions.

Outside of youth work, I continue to enjoy traveling to different countries, experiencing new cultures with Sarajevo being one of my favourites so far. I have a deep connection with music, whether listening too it or playing it. In the words of Bono “Music can change the world because it can change people.”

Working at Horbury Breakthrough Youth Project has given me more than I ever imagined, I find myself learning something new each week, whether it’s a new dance craze or a new catchphrase. The young people are truly the heart of the project and I am lucky that I get to be a part of it.