The History - 4:28 training and the birth of Youth Shedz

Following what feels like a lifetime of addiction, homelessness and the odd spell in prison, I finally managed to break free in 2008. Upon leaving rehab I found myself stranded in a limbo land, feeling not accepted by 'normal' society and not wanting to return to my old life, I was not in a good place.

 

My old identity of addict and alcoholic was dead, I was searching for my new identity and a place in society. Along came education and I embarked on a journey that was to see me graduate as a teacher in 2015.

 

Through education, I was able to find freedom, not just from addiction but also freedom from the labels that I had carried for all those years.

 

Education was to play a major part in restoring my identity, my confidence and my self belief. And it is with this in my heart that I started 4:28 training. This led to an opportunity to work with some young lads in Denbigh and this led to the birth of Youth Shedz.

 

The vision? To see '4:28 training' provide quality, potentially life changing training to those walking a similar path. '4:28 training' will walk with those exploring their new lives and through a combination of intervention and training, help them discover their dreams and aspirations and equip them to overcome their barriers and ACE's (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and let them tell a new story.