Guest speakers at Askham Grange on 24th January 2017 - event sponsored through the inspirational agenda from National Careers Service.
Re-Formed are a non for profit organisation specialising in the aftermath of crime and the limiting and restricting factors associated with having a criminal record.
Natasha and Kemi talked to the audience, of approx 30 residents, about their experience of the criminal justice system and their life after custody.
Both ladies were very positive and realistic, they explained how, after a period of time, they did take responsibility of their actions/crimes and how, with positive thinking and actions, people can move forward with their lives.
After facing many challenges and doubting their own ability, they have successfully built up their own business and go into many establishments raising awareness and inspiring others to make positive changes in their lives.
After their talk, time allowed for questions from the residents to be answered.
Feedback from the residents:
All found them interesting scoring a maximum of 10 on each feedback sheet
All said they could relate to their story
Most agree that their questions were answered
one resident was disappointed her question was not answered, this was due to time restrictions
Residents were asked to comment on how the event could have been improved. Below is a snap shot of the comments received:
“It couldn’t’ – was brilliant”
“The girls done a brill job and I wouldn’t change anything – well done”
“Nothing could improve this talk, these girls are amazing , they are living proof that things are achievable”
“Any event can be improved, having said that, I think you tow ladies are fantastic. I warmed to you both instantly. A massive Well done ladies xx “
“This event was amazing, I think that this should be wider spread”
“More time! These are exceptionally inspirational ladies whose experience have enabled them to come and talk to us today. To hear people who have ‘been there and done that’ and understand the obstacles we will face is invaluable. Thank you”