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Sixth former praised for community work

Matthew KewStamford School student, Matthew Kew Y13, has been praised by local youth organisation, Teenzone, for his dedication to volunteering over the past five years. As a youth opportunities provider, Teenzone work with young people from a range of backgrounds and help families overcome barriers to key provisions in Stamford.

Matthew joined Teenzone when he was in Y8 as a youth leader, and now as an adult volunteer he is one of their longest standing members of staff. Each year Teenzone hold ‘Youth Leader Awards’ and this year Matthew will be presenting an award.

Matthew said: “There is no denying that Teenzone has had a large impact on me. It has allowed me to meet friends for life and also given me some much needed confidence. It is genuinely hard to find an area in my life that hasn't been affected. I am truly thankful for having been involved at Teenzone.”

Ali Rigby, Teenzone Youth Service Coordinator, said: “I am proud to have seen Matthew develop over the years, and I’m confident in saying he has helped Teenzone to shape the lives of disadvantaged young people in Stamford. He is a highly dedicated, enthusiastic and humble young man and we will certainly be sad to see him leave for university.”