The Prince's Trust is a youth charity that helps change young lives. It supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The 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.
Explore Enterprise Facilitator:
Our Enterprise course provides training and advice for young people who want to become selfemployed. Volunteers use their own business experience and real-life examples to deliver the course content in an engaging way, explaining key business concepts, leading activities and facilitating discussions.
Setting up your own business can be a very daunting experience. For young people on the Enterprise course, the opportunity to hear from a volunteer about their personal experiences of overcoming challenges in a creative and entrepreneurial way can be highly motivating.
For many of our young people the greatest challenge comes when they have completed a Prince’s Trust programme and then have to decide on their next steps. Mentors support these young people for a few hours a week over a 6 month period to address a variety of issues and help them make plans towards achieving their goals.
The role of a business mentor is to develop good working relationships with these young people over a period of time to help them develop their businesses whilst also building their confidence and skills. Mentors support young people for a few hours a week over a 12 month period to address the challenges, both business and personal, involved with starting a business.