A MESSAGE FROM OUR GALA CHAIRS
EDWARD ENNINFUL OBE
We are delighted to welcome you to celebrate the global work of The Prince’s Trust and to support young people from around the world to transform their lives and build their futures. We are both so passionate about creating these opportunities and are touched by your support for this cause. The journey of The Prince’s Trust started in the UK over 45 years ago and today stretches over 20 countries globally, now including the US and Ghana, countries very close to our hearts. Tonight, we want you to enjoy an inspirational evening, as we hear from young people who have already changed their lives and to harness the incredible gift we have to help support many more to achieve their dreams.
We cannot thank you enough.
Join our silent auction and build a better future for young people
AND CHAIRMAN, GLOBAL AMBASSADOR BOARD
THE YOUNG PEOPLE WE SUPPORT
ONE MILLIONYOUNG PEOPLE
YOUNG PEOPLE CASE STUDIES | TRACEY-ANN
“This program has been a phenomenal journey…I want to say thank you, but thank you is not even the
word for what I feel.”
Five years ago, Tracey-Ann (30) quit her job to start something new. She now runs two grassroots social enterprises in her neighborhood of Jamaica.
In 2017, Tracey-Ann set up i-SEEED, a community club that supports young people to reach their potential, whatever their circumstances – and despite high neighborhood rates of unemployment, crime and early parenthood. She founded her second organization, Get Out Alive World, in 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic and related lockdowns saw domestic violence surge.
Tracey-Ann is driven by a strong, personal commitment to both these causes, with first-hand experience of both domestic violence and early parenthood – she was just 14 when she became a mother.
In early 2022, Tracey-Ann took part in the Explore Enterprise program, run by Jamaica Youth Business Trust with support from Prince’s Trust International. The program empowers young entrepreneurs, whatever stage they are at, to build and grow their business. Tracey-Ann hoped it would help her find ways to strengthen her finances and scale up her services.
Using her knowledge from the program, Tracey-Ann is now restructuring i-SEEED to create a non-profit and a profit-making arm. She has also officially registered the organization, meaning it can now access a far wider range of funding streams.
The tips from the program have also changed how Tracey-Ann writes funding proposals for Get Out Alive World, so that they cover all core overhead costs as well as specific program activities. She plans to register this organization too in the near future.
With sound finances, Tracey-Ann’s organizations can continue to serve their community for many years to come. Together, they already support over 160 people every week.
We want to give more young people the opportunity to develop the skills suitable for the world of work. We want to nurture talent and give support to this emerging generation of entrepreneurs.
Through our Enterprise programs we prepare young people for self-employment, freelance work and creating their own businesses. Many of these programs focus on specific opportunities in the digital and green sectors. Funds raised tonight will be used to support this new generation of entrepreneurs with further training and targeted investment.
program I was
being a drug
Akeme, Enterprise Participant, Barbados, 2020
78% of young people believe their generation can create solutions to some of society and the world’s biggest challenges.
“Sometimes you find whatever we are taught in school is very different from whatever you come to do when you start working”
Future of Work survey Participant, 16-22, Kenya
We empower young people to shape their own future and create their own opportunities.
LEARN THE ESSENTIALS OF STARTING A BUSINESS AND BUILD EARLY RESILIENCE AND AMBITION
ONGOING WORKSHOPS: developing each young person’s business plan and highlighting things they need to consider when launching a business.
BUSINESS LAUNCH PANEL: expert feedback on the viability of the young person’s business plan.
BUSINESS MENTORING: dedicated one-to-one advice and support for a period of up to three years, to help young people pursue their next steps, including advanced business-planning and test-marketing.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: access to loans and grants to support the sustainability of their business.
TRANSFORM YOUNG LIVES THROUGH ENTERPRISE
15 Young People
to complete our
ENTERPRISE CHALLENGE PROGRAM IN JORDAN
enabling them to build their entrepreneurship skills*
10 Young People
TERPRISE CHALLENGE IN THE GREEN ECONOMY IN GHANA
enabling them to develop their confidence and aspirations*
35 Young People
GET INTO PROGRAM IN INDIA
enabling them to start meaningful and sustainable employment*
ENTERPRISE PROGRAM IN the USA
empowering them to start their own business*
25 Young People
to complete one of our
EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS IN THE UK
enabling them to upskill and build vital confidence*
*An example of what your funding could support. Prince’s Trust America, Inc., registered 501©(3)
THE PRINCE’S TRUST WOULD LIKE TO THANK:
OUR GLOBAL AMBASSADORS
Lionel Richie and
Edward Enninful OBE
OUR HEADLINE SPONSOR
Liz Weikes, Managing DirectorThe Weikes Group at J.P. Morgan Wealth Management
LEADER TABLE HOSTS
Jeremy GreenSam Kellie-SmithThomas AbrahamPaul BrittonJohn GeorgesHRH Prince Pavlos of GreeceNatasha PoonawallaJames SommervilleCharlotte TilburyUniversal
SUPPORTER TABLE HOSTS
Romero BrittoDelta AirlinesDeborah CalmeyerCunardDavid FlowerdewMichael GoodallKate James and Hans BishopRupert and Jerry MurdochCondé NastPradaThe Prince’s TrustPrince’s Trust CanadaPrince’s Trust InternationalMarina PurcellEric ShepherdSnapchatThe Watches of Switzerland
HM The KingBattalion PRThe London CollectiveDylan EnglandThe Peninsula LondonLaurent-PerrierROAR AFRICAJustin RoseAndy and Nicki Thorne
This information was correct as of 1 April 2022
The Trust was founded on the vision that every young person should have the chance to succeed – a vision that remains unchanged today.
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