YOUNG people are being urged to join a programme in Netherton which could change their lives.

The Prince’s Trust is launching a new 12 week initiative to help 16 to 25-year-olds back into jobs, education or training.

The programme includes a residential week away with activities such as climbing, abseiling and raft building, community projects and fundraising activities.

Students will also spend two weeks on work experience and earn a number of certificates, including first aid and food safety.

Team leader Kirsty Major said: “The Prince’s Trust programme is a great way for youngsters to experience new activities and develop greater self awareness. You’ll have the opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and you’ll also get assistance with travel costs and benefits won’t be affected.”

The programme starts on Monday February 10, for more information or to suggest a project for young people on the programme to take part in call Kirsty Major on 07747 898098.