Geraardsbergen. During a free 8-day YouthStart, 8 underprivileged young people in Geraardsbergen took control of their professional future. The young people, all between 16 and 30 years old, learned about their talents, worked on their skills and discovered which job or study suits them best. The past trajectories have shown that more than 70% of the participants became activated in the form of starting an independent activity, looking for permanent work or following a training course. The young people from the 2022 group completed their YouthStart trajectory on June 22 and were presented with their certificate that day by Mayor Guido De Padt.