PRIME Minister David Cameron visited Ninestiles School in Acocks Green to meet members of the Balsall Heath Forum, a community group who aim to build a better community.
Mr Cameron was visiting the school as he was due to speak about community cohesion and address the issue of combatting extremism in communities.
Solihull College students who are currently part of the Prince’s Trust programme were also able to meet the Prime Minister.
Prince’s Trust allows individuals who are either out of education or employment for various reasons, to develop personally whilst working as a team in the local community.With the help of representatives from West Midlands Police, the groups from Solihull College have been fundraising within their local communities for various projects
Students look at improving their leadership and employability skills as well as taking responsibility.
Students who are currently on the programme with Solihull College were able to meet Mr Cameron to speak with him about the work that they have been completing in the local community.
The groups from Solihull College have been fundraising within their local communities for various projects.
Student Remaine Dixon said: “We have been fundraising by bag packing in Asda and we also had the chance to go on a residential as part of the programme which we all enjoyed.
“The programme keeps everyone off the streets and help to develop your skills.
“Meeting David Cameron has been a bonus as he told us how well we are doing and how we are doing great things for the community.”
Many of the young people helped by the Prince’s Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or have been in trouble with the law.
Prince’s Trust works with colleges such as Solihull College to put on programmes to give young people the chance to develop their skills to enable them to move into work, education or training.
The 12 week programme is available for 16 to 25 year olds at Solihull College.
For more information visit: www.solihull.ac.uk or call 0121 678 7000.