Young Citizen Awards 2013
11 April 2013 Last updated at 14:17 BST
All this week BBC News is marking the inspirational achievements of young people who are recipients of Rotary Young Citizen Awards.
In the fourth of five special reports, Ellie Crisell learns the story of Billie Meldrum, who overcame a traumatic childhood through Edinburgh's BIG Project, and has gone on to help other children.
The Rotary Young Citizen Awards will be presented on the BBC News Channel at 11.30am on Saturday 13 April.