Michael Oni was raised in South London, UK. His parents separated when he was young and, during School years, got involved with the wrong crowd. With fights at home and only bad things to offer on the streets, Michael was heading towards being another negative statistic in society.
However, an invitation to the VYG marked a pivotal change of events in his young life. The realization that he could change and do better, regardless of his past, motivated him to believe that good things in life were achievable. He learned how to confidently apply the positive messages he heard at the VYG, and started taking the right steps towards a better life.
Today Michael Oni is happily married to wife, Lizzi Oni, is Father to Pre-School daughter, Michaela.
Michael and his wife are both self-fulfilled mentors to over one thousand youths across the UK. They currently offer free advice to people facing difficulties overcoming past hurts, traumatic experiences, insecurities, depression, and more, via the VYG.
Michael is currently responsible for the Youth Group in the UK, which has more than 24 branches.