Jobs, college courses and hope for the future lie ahead for the nine young people who completed their Prince’s Trust programme at West Suffolk College.
The group, aged between 16 and 25, have taken part in sessions of teamwork and activity in the community, which included working with adults with disabilities and the elderly.
The 12 week course included a week long residential trip and fundraising, which raised over £330 from bag packing at Tesco, baking and selling cakes and a raffle.
Their community project was renovating the garden area at Glastonbury Court Day Care Centre in Bury St Edmunds where they created a vegetable patch, a flowerbed and painted the shed and the garden fences in bright colours.
Team leader Jade Morton said two members of the group have now got jobs, two are starting college courses and one has an interview for an Apprenticeship. She said the course had given them a variety of skills, which built their confidence and helped them step into the world of work or back into education.
One of the participants, Laura Robson, commented: “The Prince’s Trust Course has helped me grow as a person and it’s helped me figure out, not only that I can do what I set out to do but it’s also opened so many doors to other possibilities of jobs that I would like to do.”