The Prince’s Trust Contributes £1.4 billion in the last decade alone as young people continue to feel the pressure
New research from The Prince’s Trust has shown that in an uncertain world, young people are feeling extraordinary pressure. The Trust responded by using its 40th anniversary celebrations to reach more young people than ever before. During 2016/17 the charity supported almost 57,500 young people with three in four achieving a positive outcome in education, employment or training. In total, since 1976, The Trust has helped 870,000 young people to change their lives.
In July, The Prince of Wales met young people at the official launch of The Prince’s Trust Bristol Centre. The young people were engaged in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) session with Ambassador Major Tim Peake CMG. On the same day, The Trust announced that its net contribution to society over the last decade had been calculated at £1.4 billion.
In January, The Prince visited City of Leicester College, where he met young people on the Achieve and Mosaic programmes. This occasion marked the integration of Mosaic into The Prince’s Trust, strengthening and diversifying its range of programmes for young people. In addition, Prince’s Trust International expanded its work and began to make a tangible and sustainable difference in countries as far afield as Barbados and Australia.
The Prince’s Trust is also expanding its reach through digital media. As well as engaging hundreds of thousands of people through its social media channels, it has begun to deliver its Enterprise offering through Prince’s Trust Online, a new digital learning and mentoring channel. This will enable The Trust to reach even more young people who might otherwise miss out on a life changing opportunity.