As part of This Morning's You Can Be Heroes week, we've been meeting the cream of the charity crop.
Today it's the turn of 26-year-old Jarred King, who turned his own life around. With the help of The Prince's Trust, Jarred left life on the streets behind and is focussing on building a successful business.
We'll also be speaking to Martina Milburn, the Chief Executive of The Prince's Trust.
The Prince’s Trust
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. It
supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of
Many of the young people helped by The Prince’s Trust are in or leaving care, facing
issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the
law. The Trust’s programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support
needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work. Three in four
young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training. The Prince
of Wales’s charity has helped more than 700,000 young people since 1976 and supports 100
more each day.
In the year ahead, The Trust aims to support 55,000 vulnerable young people across the UK, helping to give them the skills and confidence to find a job.
The Trust values the support of almost 6,000 volunteers who make up 80% of the organisation. Volunteers support young people in a variety of ways – through mentoring, working in our offices or on Prince’s Trust programmes.
You can find out more about Jarred's business on his website: www.mytshirtflashes.com