Every day, our inspirational young people take the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We’re proud of the 825,000 young people whose lives we’ve touched over the past four decades.
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Making friends had never been an issue for Jade Lownsbrough, 21, from Cardiff, until she went to college to study her A Levels.
Jared Kirby found himself on a destructive path and felt his life had no meaning. He was bullied at school, became disengaged with education and left with no qualifications.
Joel and his four brothers and sisters were put into foster care. But, he turned his life around and even went on win a Celebrate Success award.
When Julie switched careers from business admin and advertising, she realised how much she enjoyed working with young people.
Throughout childhood Kerry faced horrific violence and a lack of stability. At the age of 16, Kerry's world fell apart; her mother sadly passed away.
Liam Plews, 22, from Spennymoor, County Durham, ignored his mum when she told him to do something with his life.
Lyle struggled to cope with anger and deteriorating relationships at home, causing him to rebel and contemplate suicide.
Marcus found school a struggle, but he got good GCSEs and decided to stay on and do A-Levels. Unfortunately, things didn't go as planned.
The Prince’s Trust and Marks and Spencer (M&S) launched the first Make Your Mark programme in July 2013.