Melissa has a background in youth engagement and has always had a passion for young people. Growing up in an inner city area herself, with a strong emphasis on community, Melissa she believes in ‘walking the walk’ and being able to demonstrate to young people that regardless of circumstances, they can achieve anything they set their mind to. Being a trustee at free@last, Melissa is keen to have a strategic involvement with a collective goal to eradicate child poverty in Nechells and beyond.