HELPING to change young people’s lives. Could there be a more powerful slogan than that of The Prince’s Trust?
The organisation is a youth charity that delivers its promise, every day. The charity believes every young person should have the chance to succeed. Its mission is to help disadvantaged young people in the UK to change their lives and get into work, education or training.
It is an organisation that motivates, encourages and gives confidence to those aged between 14 and 30 who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law. Three in four people who have been helped by the trust have gone on to either work, education or training, with more than 600,000 young people benefiting since 1976. That’s fantastic!
As a supporter of The Prince’s Trust, as well being the charity’s Business Ambassador, David Taylor is someone who has hosted seminars as part of youngsters’ training to become Young Ambassadors for The Trust.
One of these young people is now a professional celebrated artist – Rich Simmons http://imitatemodern.com/artists/rich-simmons/ – he’s an amazing example of how young lives are changed in a big way after coming into contact with the trust.
Each year, there are around 250 Young Ambassadors – all of whom are determined to help other disadvantaged young people get their lives back on track. With David’s help these people gain valuable leadership skills, giving them the confidence to succeed.
As one Ambassador said of David’s talks: ‘The seminar was a phenomenal piece of training that really inspired and motivated the young people. It gave them practical tools they could begin to use the minute they walked out the door, enabling them to reach their full potential.’
One of those youngsters was moved to say at the end of the day: ‘The training really seemed to give me the power to take control of my own life.’
Powerful stuff! Even if it allowed just one young adult the chance to view the world as a better place for them, it has to be worth it.
As David says: ‘I have learned so much from these amazing young people, whose stories, bravery and persistence proves that anyone can indeed achieve anything.’