I started Youthreach because I didn’t do as well as I wanted in school, so I applied for Youthreach and I haven’t regretted it. Youthreach offers so much to young students wanting to do something with their life. I found that Youthreach is a much better alternative to mainstream schools because a lot of students start here because of the problems of a mainstream school, such as bullying, social anxiety and the pressure of the leaving cert.Youthreach is a great alternative because there is a much better teacher-student connection and more one to one, which can be a big help to some students. All of the teachers are much more down-to-earth and are more aware of the problem’s students face today. They take more notice of things like anxiety, depression and other problems. I am hoping to go to college when I finish Youthreach, and they are helping me as much as they can to achieve that goal.