The royal gave a boost to several youth programs in Nottingham on Wednesday

By Simon Perry
Updated February 01, 2017 08:42 AM
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Prince Harry received a very warm welcome from one of his favorite cities on Wednesday.

Harry has regularly visited Nottingham in recent years, highlighting the new ideas being put into practice to engage at-risk youths and improve their opportunities. During a stop at Nottingham Academy, a group of school children performed a rap (complete with paper-throwing mic drop at the end).

The royal, 32, continues to support the work of Full Effect and Coach Core, two groups that benefit from The Royal Foundation , which Harry heads along with his brother Prince William and sister-in-law Princess Kate.

Harry was last there in October, and this time he was shown a new area of Full Effect’s work, which provides support and mentoring to secondary-school students at Nottingham Academy.

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Established in 2014, Full Effect has been supporting young people in the St. Ann’s area of Nottingham through a combination of early intervention, mentoring and education.

In September 2016, this support was extended to include those transitioning to secondary school — an event that can be challenging for young people. Full Effect’s resilience workers and mentors have been helping a group of at risk elementary-age children with intensive support in school along with activities in the community.

After the school visit, Harry headed to a graduation ceremony for Nottingham Coach Core apprentices who have trained to become pro sports coaches in their communities, many of whom he met at the National Ice Centre during his last visit in October.

Following the graduation, he watched two of Full Effect’s creative projects, Nott Romeo and Juliet and Look Sharp: The Barbershop.