Duke of Sussex Attends OnSide Awards in London
Prince Harry was at the Royal Albert Hall in London today to attend the first ever OnSide Awards. He presented some awards to young people who have either made a difference in their communities, have breakthrough talent, or who have overcome challenging circumstances.Harry gave a speech about the powerful influence of youth. Harry used environment activist Greta Thunberg as an example of what one determined young person has been able to achieve.
OnSide Youth Zones are state of the art youth centres designed to give young people aged 8-19 (25 for those with disabilities) somewhere to go, something to do, and someone to talk to in their leisure time. The aim is to occupy the youths bodies and minds with fun activities, in learning new skills, and allowing them to socialize in a safe positive way.
Many of the centres are based in deprived areas of the U.K. The early centres were set up in the north of England and they have since expanded to the south. More centres are scheduled to open in 2019 and beyond.
The expansion of the youth zones was due to having visionary board members including entrepreneur Bill Holroyd.