British singer Jamelia has written about her work as an ambassador for the Prince's Trust, and a new report which talks about the impact of their work over the last four decades and the huge benefits on society.
“I’ve been an Ambassador for The Trust for over 10 years and have witnessed first-hand the huge impact of their work on young people,” she wrote. "Their programmes, staff and volunteers enable young people to realise their potential, giving them the self-belief that with the right mindset and support, anything is possible.
“I’ve met so many people who’ve secured jobs, become entrepreneurs or re-engaged with education through The Trust – their range and influence of their work is phenomenal.
“There are also household names out there who prove that The Trust’s formulas work. The magician Dynamo, actor Idris Elba and singer Paloma Faith are just a few examples of people who’ve achieved success thanks to support from The Trust, and they are just three of over 825,000 young people who’ve been helped by this amazing charity since it was established in 1976.
“This week The Trust released a special report, supported by HSBC, which talks about the impact of their work over the last four decades and the huge benefits on society. In the West Midlands, The Trust has contributed £134 million to society in the last ten years alone. These figures relate to helping young people get off benefits and into work, reduced offending and re-offending, and the value of supporting a young person into education. It’s incredible really that by supporting individuals, The Prince’s Trust enables local economies and communities to thrive.”
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Source: Prince's Trust