Cricket World caught up with Donovan Miller (Cricket For Change) and two members of the Chris Gayle Academy, one year after its launch in London.
The Academy is providing a pathway for 18 young people to undertake a journey of self development, targeting and supporting a range of 16-24-year-olds who may be excluded from school, ex-offenders, refugees, gang members or otherwise not in edicuation, employment or training.
After Donovan talks about the progress the Academy has made since the launch, and looks ahead to its launch in Jamaica later this year, Mubashir and Luke tell us their stories.
Both talk warmly about the enormous difference that the Academy has made to their lives, both on and off the field.
They pay tribute to how the Academy is 'more than cricket', that their time with the Academy is filled with laughter and it has taught them so much - now they are ready to put those skills to good use in their communities:
We'll be featuring more from the Academy in the coming weeks and to find out more about the great work they are doing, click the link above to view their page on Cricket World and find out more.
The Chris Gayle Academy is run by Cricket For Change, funded by Comic Relief and supported by British Airways.
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