National Award for Street Elite Young Achiever

The Change Foundation are delighted to announce that Street Elite (supported by The Berkeley Foundation) participant, Yasar Ugar, has been rewarded with national recognition by winning The Duke of Gloucester Young Achievers Scheme Award for ‘Construction Delivery’ in his role as Trainee Site Manager for Berkeley Homes in London.

The Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers Scheme is an opportunity for exceptional young professionals in the construction industry to be commended and celebrated for their achievements. The winners and nominees for the Award are young people who have not only achieved excellence in their careers so far, but who have had to overcome barriers and challenges to get to where they are.

While at college Yasar found himself becoming depressed and fell into gangs.  His confidence was at an all time low until his teacher recommended he become involved with Street Elite.  Through the programme, Yasar found an employment opportunity with Berkeley Homes.  He has been able to learn a great deal on the job and courses his employer sends him on. He is extremely proud to have turned his life around.  In his role he has had the opportunity to work with and advise has a young person interested in construction, and looks to be a role model for young people who come from difficult backgrounds who want to get in the industry.


Yasar was also nominated as The Change Foundation’s recent #IAmChange young person of the month.