Prince Harry will spend the day in Leicester towards the end of the month, carrying out a series of engagements at three charities in the area.
On Tuesday, 21st March, Prince Harry will visit Leicester and three local projects in the area: Yes You Can, the Leicestershire Aids Support Service (LASS), and the Pink Lizard.
The day will begin at the Hamilton Community College, where Prince Harry will visit the Yes You Can Project. Yes You Can is a 20-week personal development program that operates in seven secondary schools in Leicestershire.
Peer mentors help students in Year 8 who are struggling at school by helping them overcome learning problems, inspiring and motivating them to achieve, and to lower the number of at-risk youth in schools. All of the peer mentors are between the ages of 16 and 25. The Yes You Can Project also operates a “I Have A Dream” program that helps primary school students to transition successfully to secondary school while maintaining their ambition.
Prince Harry will meet with mentors and students to learn about the project and its successes, particularly with how the struggling students were able to achieve their goals and become better students.
Prince Harry will then visit the Leicestershire Aids Support Service. His late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, visited the charity in 1991, and Prince Harry has taken up the mantel and has become a vocal supporter of HIV and AIDS awareness.
The Prince will take part in a discussion with LASS service users who have been affected by HIV and attend a training session with LASS’s partners for ways to support those affected by HIV and how they can live healthily and happily. Prince Harry will eat lunch in the LASS canteen, meeting those who work there, and then will unveil a plaque to commemorate LASS’s 30th anniversary.
Prince Harry will end the day in Leicester at The Pink Lizard. The organisation provides opportunities for young people from underprivileged neighbourhoods to learn about new opportunities. The Pink Lizard achieves this using sports to help build confidence, halt negative patterns, and inspire change in young peoples’ lives.
The Prince will meet with the young people who are participating in a sports session at Southfields Drive Sports Centre and learn how The Pink Lizard has helped them.