It was great to have played a part in the personal development of so many young people in 2013. Engage Communities have so many young people regularly volunteering on all our activities with their valuable time and effort. We are committed to developing our young volunteers into future leaders. Engage also provided students from The Co-operative Academy of Stoke-on-Trent with work experience opportunities. Subsequently we were invited by the Academy to a celebration evening where the young people did a poster presentation on their work experience. Both the students and Engage were presented with certificates at the evening celebrating the success of the young people. In the new year we will continue to build on our partnership with The Co-operative Academy including other educational establishments and organisations. We have an after school boxing and football club starting at The Co-operative Academy in January 2014 as well as many more new projects in disadvantaged areas across Stoke-on-Trent.