The Prince’s Trust is an organisation that strives to help 18 to 30-year-olds who are unemployed or disadvantaged to transform their lives.
The Trust offers free programmes that give young people the practical and financial support they need in order to stabilise their lives. They help to develop key skills whilst aiming to boost their confidence and motivation to continue to ‘dream big’.
From training and mentoring support to funding and resources, LJ felt guided every step of the way and the Prince’s Trust have been crucial to him achieving his vision. He continues to strive to create a positive business whereby he can continue to help prisoners from the outside.
After completing the Cell Workout book in 2015, LJ became a Young Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust the following year. Wanting to give back to the organisation that helped him achieve his goal, LJ became a role model for other young people across the UK, attending events on behalf of the Trust, explaining what they do and how they can help others realise their goals. Although a long and challenging journey, LJ had achieved what he set out to do and more. He was an example of what one can accomplish with the support of such a significant and crucial organisation.
In 2017, LJ won the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Award which was sponsored by NatWest. This award recognises young people who have overcome barriers and achieved success in creating a sustainable business or a community or social enterprise