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In2Out takes on Christmas Challenge
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authorMark Screeton

The Big Give Christmas Challenge is the UK’s largest match funding campaign and In2Out aims to raise £5,000, which when added to their pledged match funding, will equal £10,000 towards their mentoring support service. Based at HMYOI Wetherby, In2Out offers resettlement support to lads aged 15-21 years old, leaving prison and returning to communities, not only across the North of England but in 2022 will include the Midlands too.

“Thank you for everything you all have done for me. I am grateful for all the help and support you all have given me! When you are talking to me, you give me hope and determination to do well for myself… You are really amazing at what you do.”

Many young people in prison face an overwhelming number of issues from poor mental health, growing up in care, abuse, neglect, and social deprivation. The national reoffending rate for 15-18 years old within 12 months of leaving custody is around 65%; but for lads actively engaging with In2Out, that is reduced to less than 25%. The mentoring support offered by In2Out helps lads envisage a different way of living and find hope for the future after their time in custody, making a real difference in their lives and outlook.

Donations can be made online from 30th November until 7th December at: bit.ly/TBGin2out.

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