Spoken word performer George The Poet has written an exclusive poem inspired by the key themes explored in The Prince’s Trust Macquarie Youth Index 2015 report.  

BBC Sound of 2015 finalist, Brit Award nominee and London and South East Celebrate Success performer, George the Poet is, quite simply, a rising star. That’s why, we asked him to pen an exclusive poem, inspired by the findings for our Youth Index 2015 (PDF, 2mb) report.

We filmed the video with George The Poet in Hackney.

He says: "When I saw the results of the Youth Index I wasn’t surprised by the pain that young people have admitted to feeling. Life, for my generation, isn’t as easy as others make out. I think it’s harder.

That’s why I’m glad I could write and film this poem to remind young people that they do deserve good things in life and, if they work hard, anything is possible.