Mark learned a lot about himself during the Teens and Toddlers Programme and currently hopes to achieve his GCSEs, including one in child development.


I think it’s important to give kids something to look up to. If I’m doing something wrong they’re going to copy, which I don’t want to do.


Teens and Toddlers help teens to improve their self-esteem by getting them to work with toddlers. My toddler's name is Vinny. We like to play building blocks and he really likes building tanks. I look forward to it and actually have fun with it instead of feeling like I’ll get taken the mick out of.


I think I’ve changed quite a lot; I’ve got responsibilities and I’ve got to look after the kids’ safety. I feel like they respect me.

Mark, 13, Teens and Toddlers graduate