TV personality and Celebrity Ambassador Gok Wan opens up about his past and explains why he can relate to young people experiencing difficult times.
"I grew up in Leicester where youth unemployment was rife. I witnessed many of my peers struggle to find work so know how this can affect a young life.The Prince also made a visit to Rhondda Cynon Taf to a recycling centre set up 20 years ago with our help. HRH met apprentices, staff and volunteers at Too Good to Waste recycling centre.
Lesley Kirkpatrick, Director of The Prince’s Trust Cymru, said: "We are committed to supporting young people in Wales and providing them with the skills and confidence to find work. Currently there are too many young people in Wales feeling hopeless about the future, but with the right support, we can help to get these lives back on track. We are incredibly grateful to all our partners for their support."The Trust has been working with Cardiff City since 2009.
"Although the economic climate is picking up, young people are bearing the brunt of the recession and are battling the repercussions every single day.
"This can breed low self-esteem, feelings of worthlessness and sometimes even depression. Many of these young people feel alone and scared. I know what this can feel like.
"There was a time, during my early twenties, when I didn't think I could go on anymore. My memories of this period are quite hazy because my brain has blocked most of them out.