Braunstone Young Man is crowned “Rising Star”!
B-inspired News • March 19th, 2021
Jhorvis Tyrell, 24, from Braunstone, Leicester was celebrated at a star-studded virtual awards ceremony on the 11th March 2021 held by the Prince’s Trust. After overcoming a 4-year period of long-term unemployment and the challenges exacerbated by his disability and visual impairment, he has found his feet and turned his life around.
Back in 2017 Jhorvis enrolled on the ‘Talent Match’ programme funded by The Big Lottery 21, designed to support those who had been unemployed for longer than 12 months, back into employment. The programme was supported by a range of partner organisations across Leicestershire including B-inspired.
Others involved were; Access All Areas, Access Generation CIC, Confident Communities, Highfields Community Centre (HCA), HQ Recording Studio, Leicester City Council, Seed Creativity and The Princes Trust; just to name a few. From 2013 to 2018, the programme helped hundreds of young people build their confidence and skills via employment and real-life experiences.
Jhrovis worked with the Highfields Centre but took park in the weekly ‘Workclub’ sessions that b-inspired employees Shan Cader and Paula Smith ran. They also provided 121 support to help build his confidence and supported him in gaining employment, along with accompanying him on challenge days. Jhorvis was placed at Neovia Logistics, an organisation who gave young people the chance of paid employment, with support. B-inspired staff offered intense ‘in work’ support to help him adapt and feel comfortable with his new role.
‘We would meet Jhorvis and other young people every day in city centre. Suited and booted in high vis jackets and steel toe capped boots, we would all get the bus to Desford to begin the work day together. We offered one to one support in the workplace to help young people with the variety of tasks that they had been given and to build their skills and confidence. I remember those days fondly and it was super rewarding as you could see members of the team grow and feel more independent throughout the programme. I am so proud of everything Jhorvis has accomplished, he deserves the world.’
Jhrovis was unfortunately made redundant after 18 months due to lack of contracts. Then following the tragic passing of both his father, and grandfather soon after in 2019, Jhorvis’ Mum contacted The Prince’s Trust to see if they could support him during this incredibly difficult time. With their support once again, Jhorvis went on to enroll in The Prince’s Trust ‘Get Into Logistics with M&S’ programme. Through all his hard work, Jhorvis successfully secured a job with them on completion has been working full-time for M&S ever since.
Jhorvis won the prestigious Delta Air Lines Rising Star Award, recognising young people who have overcome barriers and are in sustainable employment, at the ceremony hosted by Ant and Dec, which also featured appearances by celebrities including Dame Helen Mirren, Idris Elba, Alesha Dixon, Anne-Marie, Holly Willoughby, and Philip Schofield.
The Prince’s Trust and TK Maxx & Homesense Awards recognise young people who have turned their life around, succeeded against the odds, and had a positive impact on their local community.
Congratulating the young people on their well-deserved awards, this year’s winners received a very special pre-recorded video message from Founder and President of The Prince’s Trust, HRH The Prince of Wales.
“I would like to send my most heartfelt congratulations to all of this year’s award winners, each of you has inspired us with your determination, your incredible spirit and your commitment to working towards a truly positive future.”
Jhorvis was surprised with news of his award from Liverpool FC captain Jordan Henderson – you can watch a video here on LadBible.
“I was so surprised when I realised I had won this award – it means a lot to me. My mum is really proud of what I’ve achieved too. It’s thanks to the support I’ve had from The Prince’s Trust and colleagues at Marks and Spencer that my confidence has grown and I feel like I can plan for my future. I can’t help smiling to myself. It’s a great feeling.”
“A huge well done to Jhorvis, our winner for this year’s Delta Air Lines Rising Star Award. The award recognises young people who have overcome barriers and are in sustainable employment. Jhorvis has shown incredible resilience and determination in building such a positive future for himself. On behalf of Delta, we hope he continues to go on to achieve great things and be an inspiration for so many other young people along the way.”
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps young people aged 11 to 30 who are unemployed or struggling in their education to transform their lives by supporting them to realise their potential.
The Trust’s practical courses, together with the assistance of its youth support workers and mentors, equip young people with the confidence and skills they need to move into work, training and education.
TK Maxx and Homesense have been a partner of The Prince’s Trust since 2013 and are one of The Trust’s largest delivery partners of the Get into Retail programme. This is a two-to-six-week course that develops young people’s skills in the retail sector and supports them into positive outcomes in retail. Since the partnership began, over 70% of young people who have taken the course went on to full time employment at TK Maxx or Homesense.
Whilst, b-inspired no longer works on the city’s talent match programme we are incredibly humbled by the positive impact we have made on so many young people’s lives. It is so important to recognise these successes that have come from the programmes we have ran and supported and understand how much of an impact this has had not only on Jhorvis’ life but so many others. We are proud to have supported such a wonderful individual realise his potential and we look forward to finding out what the Jhorvis’ next chapter entails.
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