Prince’s Trust Team Recognised for Turning Lives Around
A group of young people in Wolverhampton were recognised for turning their lives around when they were honoured at a special awards ceremony.
The team, who were all on a 12 week Prince’s Trust Team personal development programme delivered by City of Wolverhampton College, were presented with their certificates at Dunstall Hill Community Centre on February 19.
As part of their 12 week programme the Prince’s Trust Team spent two weeks painting and clearing a pond area at Springdale Infant School, Warstones Drive.
They raised the money for the project by bag packing at Iceland, holding a cake sale and organising a name the teddy competition.
They also took part in litter picks and a community speed watch and volunteered at an after school club at Gloucester Street Community Centre.
The students have now moved on to further courses, employment or apprenticeships.
Jordan Kempson, aged 21, said: “The programme has been really good and has helped me gain confidence. I’d do it all over again if I could.”
Team leader Nicola Cooke said: “The team has been a pleasure to work with and have put in a lot of effort to complete some fantastic projects.”
The Prince’s Trust Team programme gives unemployed young people aged 16 to 25 the chance to learn new skills and improve their confidence and self-esteem through a range of outdoor activities, community work and work experience.
For more information on the Team programme contact The Prince’s Trust team at City of Wolverhampton College on 01902 836000. The college welcomes offers from individuals and businesses to support the delivery of the programme by offering work experience, mock interviews or voluntary projects.
For further information about The Prince’s Trust, visit www.princes-trust.org.uk or call 0800 842 842.
City of Wolverhampton College offers a range of courses for people living in Wolverhampton, Bilston, Walsall, Dudley, Halesowen, Stourbridge, Bridgnorth, Sandwell and the wider West Midlands area. These include full and part-time qualifications, day and evening courses, A Levels, apprenticeships, traineeships, university- level courses such as HNCs, HNDs and foundation degrees, and short courses for the unemployed.