A parent of a Young Oxford Creatives member says: "I think it is the leadership skills that I see the most and the opportunity to not only feel that she has some agency but to actually be out there, making a difference. She has relished the opportunity to use her creativity and to feel valued for her. I was struck by how keen she was to attend the funding bid. She was nervous, understandably, but she didn’t become overwhelmed with her nerves. She felt that there was a sense of purpose and she was determined to be part of it. She came home on such a high, it was clearly a valuable and confidence boosting experience for her."