Our Vision

The Trust was founded on the vision that every young person should have the chance to succeed – a vision that remains unchanged today.

Our Mission

Prince’s Trust USA aims to support the global work of the Prince’s Trust. Together with our partners, our mission is to help young people transform their lives by developing the confidence and skills to live, learn and earn.

Our History

44 years ago, The Trust was established by HRH The Prince of Wales against a backdrop of widespread unemployment – today, it’s work has transformed the lives of nearly one million vulnerable young people in the UK.

The Trust helps thousands of young people every day who are facing tremendous hardships, from unemployment to social exclusion, to poverty, mental health issues, disability, or abuse. Without the right help, they would struggle to move forward in education or employment, and consequently become increasingly at risk of to poverty, ill health, exploitation in their adult lives.

Over 75% of The Trust’s beneficiaries transform their life chances by re-engaging with education, securing employment, or even starting their own business and creating jobs for others.

The Trust in the UK has returned over $1.7 billion in value to society in the last decade.

“The Prince’s Trust group of charities includes the work of The Prince’s Trust in the UK alongside Prince’s Trust International, Prince’s Trust Australia, Prince’s Trust New Zealand, Prince’s Trust Canada and now Prince’s Trust USA.

The establishment of The Prince’s Trust Group represents an immensely exciting opportunity to build on the decades of experience of The Prince’s Trust in the UK, to exchange learning between partners across the world, and to make a tangible difference to thousands more lives.

We plan to deliver support to young people in the following countries: Australia, Barbados, Canada, Ghana, Greece, India, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Pakistan, Rwanda, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago and the United Kingdom. We aim to realise HRH’s vision to shape a better future for young people by helping them to build their confidence, to access education and training, and to move into employment and self-employment.”

Who We Are

Board Members

Jeremy Green
Board Chair

Jeremy Green is the Founder and Portfolio Manager of Redmile Group, LLC, an investment firm that focuses on the health care sector. Prior to founding Redmile, Jeremy was cofounder and director of research at Steeple Capital and an analyst at Andor Capital. Prior to moving to the US in 2004, Jeremy was a managing director at Citigroup and head of the European Healthcare Research Team covering medical technology, biotech, and health care services. Jeremy has a master’s degree (biological sciences) from Oxford University. Having previously been a Trustee and non-executive director of Prince of Wales Foundation, he currently serves as a chairman of Prince’s Trust USA. Jeremy previously served on the board of directors of Alder Biopharmaceuticals (ALDR). Jeremy is a Fellow of the fourth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Romero Britto
Board Member

Romero Britto is an international artist known for his vibrant work, which has been exhibited in galleries and museums in over 100 countries, including the Carrousel de Louvre and MuseoSoumaya. He has created public art installations for the O2 Dome in Berlin, New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, Cirque Du Soleil at Super Bowl XLI, and has been credited with the largest monumental sculpture in London’s Hyde Park history. He has also collaborated with international brands such as Audi, Bentley, Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, Evian, Hasbro, Hublot, and Universal Pictures. Britto has donated time, art, and resources to more than 250 charitable organizations. He holds a seat on several boards including The Prince’s Trust USA, The Best Buddies International and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. A believer in that role of an artist as an agent of positive change, Romero Britto is committed to developing and supporting the role art will continue to play in world issues.
Photo by Sergey Bermeniev

Kate James
Board Member

Kate James worked for three decades in communications and branding most recently as Chief Corporate Affairs & Global Marketing Officer for Pearson where she lead their efforts to build a global education brand and an innovation driven culture. A passionate advocate for the private sector’s role in tackling some of the world’s toughest development challenges she also oversaw the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund and the company’s social impact work.

Prior to joining Pearson, Kate was Chief Communications’ Officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Before Gates she held senior leadership roles in the financial services industry including global head of communications at Citibank and leading the advocacy and sustainability practice at Standard Chartered Bank. Kate serves on the boards of the National Audubon Society, World Reader, Unreasonable Group and chairs the Vital Voices’ Board. A graduate of Cambridge University, Kate moved to the US in 2005 and currently lives in California.


Jessica Greer Morris
Chief Executive Officer

Jessica Greer Morris is the Chief Executive Office of The Prince’s Trust USA. Her experience as a human rights advocate in the nonprofit and government sectors over the last thirty years has been devoted to gender and racial justice in New York City and the developing world. A forerunner of criminal justice reform, Jessica’s first job was at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office advocating for court-involved youth and adults to receive drug treatment as an alternative to prison. As a senior executive at the NYC Health Department, Jessica addressed health and economic disparities across the five boroughs and was a first responder post 9/11.

Throughout her public service career, Jessica has worked closely with the next generation of community organizers and activists. At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, she helped launch the Man Up Campaign with 100 young leaders from 25 countries working to stop violence against women in their communities. Jessica is best known for devising award-winning shows about sex trafficking, forced child marriage and other human rights issues at Girl Be Heard, where she served as Founding CEO/Executive Director.

Jessica was listed in Newsweek as one of 150 Fearless Women who “shake up the world,” alongside Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga and Nobel Laureates as a defender of human rights. She is also an Aspen Institute Scholar, Ashoka Changemaker, Hearts on Fire Visionary, and the recipient of SELF Magazine’s Women Doing Good Award. Jessica graduated from Columbia University with a Masters in Public Health and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and identical twin boys.

James Macdonald
Operations and Develop Manager

James Macdonald is the Operations and Development Manager of Prince’s Trust USA. Before working at the Trust, James worked in the public sector at several congressional and state representative offices. He also worked at a national children rights nonprofit called A Better Childhood as the operations and communications manager. James has a master’s in public administration degree from New York University, Robert Wagner School of Public Service, and a Bachelor of Science in political science. In his free time, James enjoys exercising and traveling.

Halle Paredes

Halle Paredes is an incoming master’s student at University College London studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics of Health for the 2021/2022 academic year. She is currently a senior at Connecticut College majoring in philosophy and minoring in public policy with a concentration in public health and bioethics. On her campus, Halle is a member of the varsity rowing team, a fellow in the Office of Career and Professional Development and is completing an honors thesis examining the experiences of trans children during medical decision-making conflicts. Halle has been working with non-profit NGOs since she was a teenager and is passionate about global issues affecting children. She is also a singer songwriter who has used her talent to raise awareness about social justice issues at the United Nations, the US Mission and at global conferences such as Women Deliver in partnership with Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, Lin-Manuel Miranda and countless other human rights champions.

Where We Work

Program Highlights

Today you can fund our work in 18 countries.

Tomorrow with your help, we will establish the very first programs in the United States.

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Prince’s Trust International is the international arm of The Prince’s Trust. During 2019/20, this funding helped PTI and its partners to support 5,455 young people in 11 countries including Barbados, Ghana, Greece, India, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, Pakistan and Trinidad & Tobago.


The Prince’s Trust operates 16 youth centers across the UK, where unemployed young people are able to attend training and mentoring sessions. This funding enabled The Prince’s Trust to open its newest youth center in South London in December 2019. The other 15 centers are in cities such as Belfast, Glasgow, Cardiff, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham.


This funding enabled Prince’s Trust International to increase its delivery in Greece, in particular supporting unemployed young people in Athens and Crete with their employability and enterprise skills. PTI supported 300 young people in Greece during 2019/20 and plans to support a further 850 youth during 2020/21.


The Prince’s Trust has established a major partnership with the National Health Service and various social care providers, to support unemployed young people into healthcare jobs. This funding helped The Trust to support 177 young Scots to explore the health and social care sector during 2019/20 and helped hundreds more young people to engage with The Prince’s Trust’s wider youth programs in Glasgow.


The Prince’s Trust supports thousands of young people per year in the South of England. This funding has enabled The Trust to support hundreds of young people in cities such as Southampton and Portsmouth, by helping them to develop their confi dence, employability and enterprise skills.


The Prince’s Trust engages young people through the arts, including photography, theatre, fashion, fi lm and music. The medium of the arts often also has a therapeutic benefi t in helping some of the most vulnerable young people we work with to address challenges in their lives more comfortably with our youth workers. This funding helped The Trust to support 200 young people through a series of arts-based activities in the UK.