An inspiring man who turned his life around, from being in prison to working as an assistant headteacher in Bushey wants to offer free support for young people in the community.
Dan Gaze, who spent 12 years working at The Falconer School, has set up Dan Gaze Support Service and wants to offer his help to any young people in the area who may be struggling.
He said: “My service works with any young person in Hertfordshire that could need support in and out of school, someone that can be a role model in life.
“I wanted to set up the service because I had a lot of negative experiences in my life. I wanted to guide young people through sport.
“I believe that young people’s behaviour is often a cry out for help. I want to support children, when I was younger I needed help and didn’t know how to ask for it.
“Any guidance young people need, mentoring, problem-solving, tutorial, working with them and their family. Most of the work I pick up is through social services and the council, I offer help and guidance and try to explain to people that it’s okay to make mistakes.”
Dan has inspired many young people and was recently invited as a guest speaker at the Hertfordshire Police event, Lives Not Knives, where he discussed the devastating impact knife crime can have.
To find out more about Dan’s inspiring story visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcNRwVxjoF0&t=63s