The Spear Programme 2020
Jason was kicked out by his father at the age of 16.
"The Spear Programme changed my outlook completely."
"I’m confident in my options for the future"
"I was struggling to find work and wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next."
"...[I was] sent out of the country for a forced marriage"
"...the police visited so often it sometimes felt like they lived with us."
Jada's social anxiety meant couldn’t even contemplate getting another job
"I had hit an all-time low. I had absolutely no one, I didn’t have anywhere I could go."
Amir was 15 when he was involved in an armed robbery
Kayley grew up in foster care, and was really unsure of her future.
Candi's dream of pursuing acting was put on hold due to Covid19.
Kasim moved to London after spending 18 months in prison in his hometown, Birmingham.
Ricky had seen himself as a victim, blaming everything else, but now he realises he does have options.
Renee had no self esteem. Then she took part in the Spear Programme online.
Connor was awaiting a court appearance when he arrived at Spear.
Adiad had a reputation in Harrow for being involved in crime.
George used to struggle with his anger
Abigail struggled with depression and felt like there was no hope
Laura left school feeling like she had no prospects
Damaris got kicked out of school and became a dad at 16
Shamar was arrested for robbery and felt that he couldn’t move on
Harrison was surrounded by violence and had stopped leaving his home
Fisa was struggling with her brother's death when she was thrown out of home
Khadeejah felt isolated and trapped in a violent relationship. She didn’t know where to turn to for help until she discovered Spear.
Omar was kicked out of school twice, and was at a crossroads in his life when he found Spear.
Catherine wasn't able to get into work due to struggling with anxiety and depression.