Jami Prince






Rap and drill

What are your interests and hobbies?
I like music and photography. I go round London, with my Mum or Nan and take photos. I take all sorts of real-life photos and landscapes of London.

How long have you been coming to Lift?
I have been coming for two years. I heard about it through my Mum who used to come here herself as a young person. Judith was her youth worker! So she knew it was safe.

What do you do at Lift?
I go to the gym and play games. I take part in the workshops like with the police cadets. I also love the food here. I like to sing so I am looking forward to the new music studio opening here.

How has Lift helped you?
I am a lot more social. I was very shy and didn't want to speak to anyone. Here, someone will always come up to you and make sure you are included in things.

What is the most important thing you have learnt at Lift?
Don't stay in your comfort zone. Branch out. There are some people who I would have thought I would never get on with but now we are best mates and have lots of things in common.

What is the most fun you have ever had?
When we are all chilling on the roof in summer, listening to low music, the sun beaming down and just chatting.

What would you say to a young person that has never been here before?
I can from my own experience. I tell them about the vibe, how productive you can be here in a space like this, even to do homework. I have brought friends here who haven't been here before.

What do you hope to be doing in three years’ time?
I want to go to college to do photography and start my own photography business, doing events like weddings.

How is Lift helping you get there?
When I am low on ideas I go round Lift and take random photos of the building and my friends. I can borrow a camera here. Being at Lift is also helping me with my confidence.

Last updated: 4/3/2024 11:38AM