After 2 and a half years supporting and mentoring young people in Filey and leading on the universal access youth club, I am now moving on to a new project! I joined North Yorkshire Youth and the Youth Mentor Project in 2018 and have really loved helping to develop it, working with students and staff at Ebor, supporting the community and tuning the youth club! But it’s time for a change of scene. I am not leaving North Yorkshire Youth, nor am I ditching mentoring; I will be working on another brand new project and will be covering Ryedale. The Change Direction Project is a unique mentoring project that will seek to support young people at risk of offending and I’m really looking forward to getting going - once I’ve got my head around a new area! Don’t worry, Filey is not without a Youth Mentor, nor a Youth Club - I will be continuing with some detached youth work for a few weeks at least and then we aim to get a new youth club team in place ready for when we can re-open. And your Youth Mentor for Filey is now Claire Garton. Claire has been working alongside me as a Youth Mentor covering the Scarborough area since 2018, so you’re in safe hands! Farewell Filey - I’m sure I’ll see you around ! Mary-Ann, Change Direction Youth Mentor.