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BRIT Trust-supported charity highlights how music can be used to rehabilitate young offenders

By | Published on Wednesday 21 February 2018

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Ahead of this evening’s big BRITs bash, an organisation supported by the BRIT Trust – the music industry charity in no small part funded by the BRITs shows – has put out a short film highlighting how music can be used in the rehabilitation of young offenders.

The charity is called Key4Life, which runs a programme seeking to help young offenders to channel their energies into more positive pursuits, the aim being to reduce re-offending. Music is a key part of that programme, and the charity has been supported by the likes of George The Poet, Al, the Native and KSI.

The charity’s founder and CEO, Eva Hamilton, says: “Music therapy is vital part of Key4Life’s engagement strategy to build confidence, emotional resilience and unlock young men’s creative potential and we are hugely grateful to The BRIT Trust and BPI for their invaluable support over the last three years”.

Speaking for the BRIT Trust, its Chair John Craig adds: “At the Trust we recognise how important it is to provide opportunities for young people to express their creativity, often through music. It is the first time we have supported an organisation working with young offenders, allowing them to express themselves, and it fits in perfectly with the Trust’s ethos and mission in giving young people life skills that can help them and then hopefully convert into jobs. On behalf of all my fellow trustees I wish Key4Life much success”.

You can watch the video here: