'We've got to work together to help young people make a success of themselves'

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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1 in 5 expect to live on benefits

A report by the Prince's Trust warns that poor exam results could cause thousands of young people across Wales to abandon their ambitions. The youth charity says one in five young people expect to end up on benefits.