Katie, 18, Prestwick
What is your best memory of growing up in South Ayrshire?
I used to love going to Dunure in the summers while off school with my dad. It was never overly busy and I always felt there was so many places to explore!
Tell us about your aspirations / goals?
To date, my biggest achievements are my work with the South Ayrshire Youth Forum. I feel we have made a real difference in the local area and I’m very proud to be able to say that I’ve been a part of it! My goal is to continue making a difference - perhaps on an even larger scale!
What are your biggest achievements?
Picking my biggest achievement from the host of work I have done as Vice Chair of SAYF would be a hard choice - it is an achievement in itself for me to be able to be involved in an organisation in which I can help other young people around me, and in turn help myself, via confidence and self esteem. The changes we have made in South Ayrshire, particularly surrounding mental health, are huge achievements for me.
What makes you proud to be a young person living in South Ayrshire?
Knowing that my voice is heard. I know now more than ever that if I’m unhappy with something in my school or community there is people lining up everywhere to help me.
If you were to pass on a message to other young people, what would your message be?
Get out there and do everything you can! Do what makes you happy and don’t let anyone else stop you just because they don’t enjoy the same things you do!
If you could have a dinner party with a celebrity, who would it be and why?
Ariana Grande, just because I love her. I just want to give her a big hug!
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