Fringe Box



Prince’s Trust Teams Help Young People Back Into Work

Published on: 3 Nov, 2012
Updated on: 3 Nov, 2012

Guildford YMCA has been successfully running its Prince’s Trust Team programme for a number of years. it’s a tried and tested format has seen a huge number of young people go on to find employment or further their education.

A previous Prince’s Trust Team from Guildford pictured during its residential trip to Dartmoor.

The course, which runs over 12 weeks, is designed to challenge, motivate and equip the young people through a number of different activities. These include a week-long residential in Dartmoor, work experience and various projects working for and with the local community.

Young people are often sad to leave the programme at the end of the 12 weeks, having formed lots of new friendships and good memories. A former team member who is now working full time said: “I enjoyed every single day on the course, even when I was feeling upset. I made really nice friends that I never want to forget and I can’t see myself where I am now without the help from the team and the team leaders”.

The next Guildford Prince’s Trust Team starts on November 19 at Plantation Cafe in Market Street. For information on how to apply to join a team call Cassie Cowan on 01483 888122, or visit

Share This Post

Responses to Prince’s Trust Teams Help Young People Back Into Work

  1. Tina Dix Reply

    January 25, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    When is the next meeting? and can you join up there for the next twelve-week course?

    [Ed: Guildford YMCA’s website does not list Prince’s Trust courses, so it may no longer be running them. Call the ‘Y’ on 01483 532555. Please note: the story you read was first published in 2012.]

Leave a Comment

Please see our comments policy. All comments are moderated and may take time to appear.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *