Today we thought we would share with you three aspiring young people who have turned their lives around for the better.
Supported by the Evening Standard, these three young Londoners are up for the Prince’s Trust award after setting a good example for other teens in the London area.
One of these role models is Jarred King, 26, from Mitcham who was living rough on the streets from the age of 17.
But instead of letting those around him influence his decisions and taking to a life of crime, he enrolled onto an enterprise programme run by the Prince’s Trust.
He is now successfully running his own business with partner Marvin Joseph Daay, selling flashy T-shirts (literally) online at www.mytshirtflashes.com
You’ve all probably seen them before, if you haven’t where have you been!
The second nominee is Ryan Marriner, 17, from Romford. After nearly being excluded from school at 15 and showing lack of confidence, Ryan enrolled in a special Prince’s Trust programme for pupils, also know as the XL programme.
He has now become an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust to help coach and inspire other young teens.
Last but not least is Naima Swaleh, 21. As a teen she suffered from depression and was living on the streets rough, leading to her to make attempts at suicide.
Now she has turned her life around thanks to the personal development course run by the Prince’s Trust. She is now a completely different person who oozes confidence and has become an inspiration speaker and ambassador for the charity.
It’s nice to see young people portrayed in a positive light and I just wish it was shown more often.
These guys are a true inspiration!