Izzy and the Jon Egging Trust

Izzy's story

We spoke to Izzy, 19, about her experiences with the Jon Egging Trust, one of our charity partners

I think I was chosen for the programme because my teachers thought I was quite shy, and they wanted me to come out of my shell a bit. 

I used to want to do fashion. I don't know if I just wanted to do that because I thought that's what people expected of me. I feel like everyone sees me as just 'a pretty girl'. But I think when I went on the programme and to space camp, I was hearing from so many people that are changing the world and it made me realise I want to do something a bit more out there. 

It made me so much happier and more confident; it really pushed me. 

And it's led me to so many opportunities and it still does. I think I'm a better person really, because of it. 

The Jon Egging Trust (JET) supports young people who are facing adversity and come from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop social and emotional skills, re-engage with learning, improve their grades and in turn maximise their potential.

Their experiential learning programmes provide long-term support and access to extraordinary workplaces and STEM environments and the inspirational role models within them.