When we first met Morgan as a 14-year-old, he was obsessed with video games. He would play them for up to 12 hours straight. Morgan used school as a place to catch up on sleep!
We began meeting with Morgan every week to help him become more sociable. Morgan’s next goal was to start his own business. But growing up in Barton, he didn’t think it was possible.
‘No one in my family has a job. About half of the adults I know are unemployed.’
We challenged Morgan to think of business ideas that he could start now. So Morgan started his own pop-up restaurant business, and won the Inspiring Entrepreneur Award at the Oxfordshire Youth Awards!
But Morgan didn’t keep the money for himself! Instead, he used his profits to travel the Philippines to build a house for a family who didn’t have one. Morgan said, ‘If I can change someone’s life on the other side of the world, then I can definitely change my own.’