The crisis is over
from Holland:Stan, 17, is a participant in one of the Turn-Over programs. Stan has run into problems since the 2nd year of secondary education. He was eventually expelled from school and subsequently attended various schools. Stan says: “It was a combination of factors that prevented me from school. On the one hand, it was too easy for me and I had too little challenge. On the other hand, I could not deal with the authority of a number of teachers and I found it difficult to motivate myself. And especially to go for my goals and to keep it up. What I missed in that period was a confidant with whom I could have talked, whom I had respected and whom I could have trusted. And who could have given me guidance and coaching. "
Stan then dropped out of school and started working full time. Only he did not manage to keep it up and eventually he was at home, without education and without work. He came to Turn-Over via a Youth and Family coach from the municipality. Stan says: “The crisis is now over for me: I learned to steer myself and now I want to continue. I notice that I can do it too, and need less outside help than I thought I would need. I now take much more responsibility for myself and for my choices. In addition to the Turn-Over program, I now have a job that I enjoy and I am already growing within the company. I also follow a course for City Trainer so that I can organize events and, for example, sports tournaments for municipalities. "
Stan is happy that at Turn-Over he gets the support and trust of Joeri, Lammert and the team members. His goals for the near future are to complete the Turn-Over program and to keep his work. And in addition to obtaining the partial certificates that are still needed to get a VMBO diploma. His dream job is to become a rapper, but he realizes that it may not be possible. Then he wants to become an entrepreneur, a wonderful goal for the future!