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Princess Kate steps out in London to visit life changing youth intervention charity

NewsPrincess Kate steps out in London to visit life changing youth intervention charity

Kate, the Princess of Wales has arrived at the Streets of Growth, a not-for-profit youth intervention charity based in East London.

The charity focusses on working hard to transform the lives of young people aged between 15 and 25 who at risk of becoming trapped in a cycle of isolation, exploitation, criminality and violence.

Kate’s latest visit comes as Prince William arrived in the US on Monday for a week of work events, with the Earthshot prize at the centre of his short visit.

Streets of Growth was established in 2001 and was inspired by a research visit to see the work of Roca in Boston.

The Prince and Princess of Wales visited Roca during their visit to Boston at the end of last year.

During today’s visit, Kate met frontline staff to hear firsthand about the approach that Streets of Growth takes to identify, support and coach those at risk.

Many of the organisation’s staff were once clients who have transformed their own lives with the charity, now taking the time – and their own experience – to support other young people to transform theirs.

Taking time with those supported by the charity, Kate heard about the impact that the organisation’s work has had on their lives.

In helping to increase the capacity of the organisation, Kate also met with a representative from Unite Students during her visit.

Unite Students is providing new space for Streets of Growth at their flagship student accommodation building – also based in East London.


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