Helen Mary Jones of Youth Cymru told ITV News young people need more encouragement to help better themselves during education.
1 in 5 young people currently believe they will end up on benefits if they do badly at school.
She said there must be better alternatives to academic education and young people must be given priority to not become a 'lost generation'.
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The pit closed in 1996 with the loss of hundreds of jobs.
Pollen levels will remain moderate tomorrow and Tuesday, but will be lower on Wednesday.
It will be a dry evening for most. A band of rain and thicker cloud will spread from the north overnight, clearing in the early hours.