Taylor, YMCA Swansea – WINNER
At age 18, Taylor was elected as a Trustee for YMCA Swansea due to his enormous passion to help fellow young people. Taylor dreamed of studying philosophy at a highly regarded university. His drive to achieve this goal gave others around him the determination to set and achieve their own goals. His hard work was rewarded, earning a place at Oxford University.
Taylor volunteers his time delivering several workshops on a range of topics to youth groups around issues affecting young people, including stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination and religion. His sessions are always engaging and fun, well planned and educational. He is a constant support to staff in the youth groups, undertaking any task, often without being asked.
While at university, Taylor continued to keep in contact with his YMCA youth group and returned monthly to fulfil his duty as a trustee.
He has now returned to Swansea, volunteering 15 hours each week to lead on a new national digital inclusion project (My Digital Life) for young people across Wales. He is currently designing delivery programmes, consulting with young people and preparing for the project’s launch in September.