When Steve joined The Prince's Trust he
was fearful of leaving his own home. Now he is a
dedicated youth worker, helping other young people move
their lives forward.
Steve, who is 25 and from Arbroath,
became very introverted and had suicidal thoughts following an
unprovoked attack and also losing his father. A psychologist
recommended the Team programme as an opportunity to rebuild
his confidence, and after completing the 12 week course, Steve was
well on the way to turning his life around.
After the programme, Steve was asked to become
a Young Ambassador. Keen to give something back and support other
young people, he was only too happy to get involved.
Steve has delivered a number of emotional yet
inspirational speeches to various stakeholders during his time as a
Young Ambassador. He has spoken to an audience of college and
higher education representatives, Dundee Rotary Club and most
significantly he spoke at The Trust’s annual Clay Pigeon Shoot and
had a significant impact on over 400 guests.
Participating in a recent hustings event,
Steve took a lead role in highlighting the effects of long term
unemployment on young people to a group of MSPs, taking time to
suggest areas where policy could be improved to provide better
Steve represented Scotland at The Trust’s
Annual Young Ambassador Celebration Event and had the honour of
meeting HRH The Duke of Rothesay at St James’s Palace. Having
previously never travelled outside Scotland, this was a significant
achievement for Steve.
Steve continues to be involved with the Young
Ambassador programme, acting as a peer and offering his advice and
A committed youth worker, Steve works at the
Attic, a drop in centre in Brechin, mentoring some of its 1500
members in moving their lives forward and he is also a volunteer
mentor on The Trust’s Get into Youth Work programme.
We would like to acknowledge the individuals or organisations
who have played a key role in helping this young person achieve
success through their Prince’s Trust programme.
- Craig Martin, Positive Destinations
Advisor, The PDP
- Liz Green, Programme Executive, The
Prince’s Trust Scotland
- Glasgow City Council