According to a local council report, nearly half the children are growing up in poverty in the borough of Luton, Bedfordshire. For families like Andy and Sharon's, the TLG Make Lunch here is providing a vital lifeline during the school holidays.
Before Aimee began her Early Intervention coaching, her young life was gripped by an anxiety that filled her with fear at the thought going to school. Then Aimee met her TLG Early Intervention coach and things started to change. Dramatically.
Before attending a TLG education centre, George found himself sent out of class 9 times out of 10. But now, at the age of 22, he can look back on his years at TLG and truly describe them as transformational.
When things at school took a turn for the worse, Brooke lost respect for the adults around her. But with her TLG Early Intervention coach Jo by her side, Brooke has pieced back together what was lost and her future is looking so much brighter.
Out of the blue, Leon and his mum Helen found themselves invited to TLG Make Lunch at their local church in Hull. It was once a long and challenging 6 weeks, but now the summer break is one of their favourite times of the year.
Darian is one of thousands of young people who were excluded from school. Statistically, his life should have followed a devastating path. Thankfully, he gained a place at TLG and five years on he's living a life filled with hope.
Over and over, Evija was called in to the school office; Villjams, her son, was in trouble again. Looking for help in a brand new country, little did she know that hope was just around the corner thanks to her local church.
Marcie is one of over a million children that receive free school meals during term-time. For her mum Joanne, it was a local church that provided the answer to her most frightening fear: ‘how will I feed my daughter?’
When Millie-Rae first arrived at one of our TLG education centres, her life was defined by anger and anxiety to the point that she even struggled to breathe. But her time at TLG offered her the release that she so desperately needed.
Throughout her childhood, Tierney’s struggles with anxiety robbed her of happiness. She feared everything and no one could come near her. But her time at TLG returned to her the joy she had lost and allowed her to be the person she was meant to be.
When Asher and her nan Lydia first met Lorna, a TLG coach from their local church, they could never have imagined the complete transformation that unfolded in their lives. Just one weekend was enough to turn back years of struggle for Lydia.
When Kizzy was referred to one of our London education centres, she came with a warning. Our team were told there was no way this girl could turn things back around. But now, Kizzy’s future is looking more hopeful than ever.
Drawn into crime, excluded from school and a challenging childhood. Statistically, Danny was on course for a life lacking hope. Things have panned out dramatically differently and years after he’s thankful for the life-changing impact TLG had on his life.
Krishna now has confidence and hope for his future thanks to his Early Intervention coach who began working with him in primary school. Now in secondary school he has an inspiring story of overcoming his challenges.