Stories of Transformation

The best way of seeing how we make a difference is seeing and listening first hand to what children and young people have to say about TLG and the difference that has been made to their lives.

Leon and Helen’s story

Leon and Helen’s story

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.  

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Darian’s story

Darian’s story

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.  

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Villjams’ story

Villjams’ story

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.

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Joe’s story

Joe’s story

When Joe struggled to fit in at school, it was his TLG coach Phil who helped him to be confident in who he was made to be and unlocked his passion for the great outdoors.

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Joanne and Marcie’s story

Joanne and Marcie’s story

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?’

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Jay’s story

Jay’s story

Sleepless nights and anxious days – that’s what life was like for Louise before TLG stepped in to support Jay, her son. Now, everything has changed and the future is looking hopeful.

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Millie-Rae’s story

Millie-Rae’s story

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.  

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Brandon’s story

Brandon’s story

For Brandon, communicating how he was feeling was harder than for other children. We asked his coach Christine how coaching through TLG has helped him to speak out. 

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Tierney’s story

Tierney’s story

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.

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Rory’s story

Rory’s story

When Rory first came into contact with TLG, he was an angry student who was heading in a dangerous direction. His 180° degree turn around shows that his journey is only heading up.

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Asher’s story

Asher’s story

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.

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Timmy’s story

Timmy’s story

Concerned for his future and his lack of motivation, Timmy’s school got in touch with a local church that offered coaching with TLG Early Intervention. Timmy sees his future very differently now.

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Kizzy’s story

Kizzy’s story

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. 

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Danny’s story

Danny’s story

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.

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Ruby’s story

Ruby’s story

When Emma’s daughter Ruby was struggling in school and was offered a TLG Early Intervention coach, little did they know it would start them on an exciting journey of faith and healing.

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Elliot’s story

Elliot’s story

For Elliot, TLG was a fresh start. Having been excluded from several schools, Elliot expected TLG to be just the same as everywhere else. But here, everything changed.

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Anthony’s story

Anthony’s story

Change that lasts a lifetime. In 2006 Anthony joined us at our Education Centre in Bradford. We caught up with him 10 years later to see what kind of lasting impact TLG had made in his life.

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Joshua’s story

Joshua’s story

Fitting in can be hard. Fitting in when you’re trying to work out who you are can be even harder. That’s why an Early Intervention coach made all the difference for Joshua. 

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Phoebe’s story

Phoebe’s story

It’s something that 1.5 million young people say they’ve faced in the last year. This is a story of a child damaged by bullying and recovering through the TLG experience. 

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Kobi’s story

Kobi’s story

Kobi's life was difficult without the influence of a positive male role model. That's when Paul, his TLG Early Intervention coach, helped to turn things around.

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Hannah’s story

Hannah’s story

Hannah’s story is one that shows just a little bit of extra support can make a big difference.

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Zainab’s story

Zainab’s story

Zainab's remarkable story is one of lasting change. From experiencing school exclusion herself to becoming a TLG teacher, Zainab has become an inspiration to others, finding her faith along the way.

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Adam’s story

Adam’s story

Adam was heading in the direction of a potential prison sentence. But a place at a TLG Education Centre helped him turn in the the opposite direction.

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Krishna’s story

Krishna’s story

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.

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