Helping marginalised and vulnerable young people through astronomy-related experiences.
Stars and Space will add astronomy and space science to the activities that The Prince’s Trust runs for marginalised and vulnerable young people – those experiencing homelessness, mental health issues, and/or disability, and young offenders and those struggling with long-term unemployment or the impact of leaving the care system.
The Prince’s Trust organizes wilderness residential expeditions; star-gazing will become an integral part of this experience. Stars and Space will also develop a week-long Get Started course to boost the skills and confidence of young people who might return to education or employment. The Trust will also encourage young people to build on their interest by volunteering or seeking work experience at science centres.