5th January 2019

Inspiring Future Champions Campaign

About Our Inspiring Future Champions Campaign

In 2019, Dr Mark Prince was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honour’s List in recognition of his work to prevent youth violence and knife crime. In honour of Kiyan, Mark Prince – supported by our Patrons, including Harry Rednapp and Frank Warren – wants his investiture to be a force for good and to take Kiyan’s legacy to a new level for future generations of young people.

We’re campaigning for:

  1. The #InspiringFuture Champions Roadshow: to address the root causes of the violence and knife crime which is affecting all areas of London, the Kiyan Prince Foundation wants to deliver motivational talks across all London boroughs over the next three years, reaching over 20,000 young people each year with the message that they can achieve their goals in ways which don’t involve conflict and violence.
  2. The first Future Champions Centre in London: a vibrant physical space for young people to come together to train, learn and find the family and support they often don’t have at home. The Centre will provide a holistic range of out-of-school activities for young people, based on their needs and interests. As a minimum, the Centre will offer:
  3. Our Future Champions programme, a 12-week programme to help young people build self-confidence, self-esteem, self-belief, life skills and communications skills through a wide variety of mentoring and coaching opportunities
  4. Indoor and outdoor sporting activities, including a boxing gym
  5. Tutoring for young people to support them with their studies, including through homework support
  6. Motivational talks from leaders in their fields and opportunities to take part in employment-related activities to inspire young people to reach their full potential.

To underpin these, we’re also creating an #InspiringFutureChampions network of support organisations – from large employers to third sector organisations with advice, skills and contacts to offer – who can offer a wider range of support to the young people we work with.

Your support for the Kiyan Prince Foundation is an investment in the untapped potential of young Londoners. Young people are not ‘problems to be fixed’ – they are leaders, entrepreneurs and agents of social change, whose talent is waiting to be unleashed. To make our vision happen, we’re seeking to raise £250,000, and to build an engaged and motivated network of people and organisations who are willing to help deliver the opportunities and support our young people need.

Support The KPF in reaching 58,000 students over the next 39 week academic year to inspire, educate & support them to become role models, using their gifts & potential to live prosperous, successful lives and to never carry and use knives/guns to hurt communities.

Be part of our vision to change young lives through the unique gift of connection

We invite you to be part of our journey of change by supporting #InspiringFutureChampions, a campaign for a London-wide education and awareness-raising roadshow and a pioneering new centre for young people, The Future Champions Centre.  Together, we want to end the knife crime and youth violence which has reached epidemic levels in London and across the UK.

With your help, the Kiyan Prince Foundation will support thousands of young people each year to develop the focus, determination and drive they need to change their lives. From giving your time to donating money or sporting equipment, everyone can play a role. Please join our Ambassadors, football manager Harry Redknapp, boxing manager and promoter Frank Warren, F1 promoter Angela Kyte, and our Chief Executive, Dr Mark Prince OBE, in helping our young people to become Future Champions.

Contribute to our £150,000 target:

How you can help

We’re seeking people from all walks of life to help us make a difference to young people’s lives:

  • Sponsor our event: on 19 March 2019, the City of London Corporation is hosting an event for Dr Mark Prince at the Old Bailey to celebrate his investiture and launch the #InspiringFutureChampions campaign, to be attended by high-profile guests. We have a range of sponsorship packages available as a way of raising your brand profile and showing your commitment to change through aligning with our cause.
  • Donate money: Our most urgent priority is raising the funding we need to. Unlike big charities, we don’t have fancy offices or large overheads, so we guarantee every penny we receive will be ring-fenced to be spent on the #InspiringFutureChampions campaign. To donate, click here
  • Be part of our Roadshow: if you’re a leader from any walk of life – from top sports people to business – and think you could connect with young people, be part of our roadshow and help Mark Prince and the Kiyan Prince Foundation inspire our Future Champions.
  • Donate sporting equipment: As well as funding, we’re seeking sponsorship or donations of new sporting equipment.
  • Volunteer: if you have skills to offer, we’d love to hear from you. From helping young people with their homework, to sports training, we need people to share skills and experience with our Future Champions.
  • Be part of the #InspiringFutureChampions Network: organisations from all sectors can help us in a range of ways, from providing work experience opportunities, to leading activities and courses.

#InspiringFutureChampions isn’t just a project: it’s about a long-term movement for change designed with, not just for, a group of people who deserve better.

Find out more

If you’ve been inspired and would like to find out more, we’d love to meet you over a coffee and discuss how we could collaborate to inspire more Future Champions. To get in touch, please drop us a line at prince@kiyan.org.