Bianca Bancroft – YMCA Derbyshire
Bianca goes above and beyond in both of her roles as a Functional Skills tutor and a Youth Ambassador. She is always proving her commitment, upholding the values of YMCA and acting as a positive role model for other young people. She exudes our values in the following ways:
• Offers 1-1 catch up sessions on her personal planning day at YMCA Key College – giving up her ‘free time’ to support learners
• She is innovative in finding new strategies to support a range of needs to help young people to achieve in education and follow their dreams
• She supports young people who are disengaged to get back into education to achieve their full potential and gain vital qualifications (Maths and English)
•She is going back to university in September to complete a Post 14+ PGCE – Bianca is continuously trying to develop herself professionally
• Passionate about educating, particularly the subject of Maths. Try to make it engaging and fun!
• Bianca always strives to inspire, encourage and motivate young people to push themselves, especially those who have been told they cannot do things because of their behaviour or learning needs.
• Bianca works with learners and educates parents about opportunities in the local area to get our young people into further education or training.
As a Youth Ambassador, Bianca represents not only YMCA Derbyshire but YMCA England & Wales. She travels to different countries, such as Kosovo, to work with other YMCAs and young people. Part of the role is to take part in different seminars and learn new techniques that will help benefit not only the YMCA but the people we support. Bianca has been to several conferences and seminars to take learn new skills such as interviewing. Bianca was invited to walk with YMCA in the Cenotaph Remembrance Sunday parade in London.