Latest News: Gangs Project Founder Junior Smart makes London's 1000 Power List 2014
Oct 17th 2014
The founder of St Giles Trust’s award-winning SOS Gangs Project has made the Evening Standard’s 1000 Power List 2014.
Junior was awarded the accolade yesterday evening (16 October) at a prestigious awards ceremony at The Frances Crick Institute in London.
He joins the likes of Victoria Beckham, Stephen Hawking and Boris Johnson on the year’s list which celebrates individual’s contributions to the capital, with this year’s list having a special focus on science, medicine and innovation. Junior received the accolade as a result of his campaigning and grassroots work for the capital’s young people trapped on gang crime.
Junior established the SOS Project on his release from custody in 2006 during a ten year sentence for a drugs-related offence. It was borne out of his own experiences of gangs and a desire to help others break free from this life through a mix of intensive, tailored help from ...