About The Kiyan Prince Foundation
The KPF is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Mark Prince, the current MBC Cruiserweight Champion (& ex International IBF and WBO Champion) following the tragic death of his 15 year old son, Kiyan Prince in May 2006. Kiyan (nicknamed “the bullet” – due to his speed) who played for QPR’s under 16 team football team and was tipped to play for England, was tragically stabbed outside his school gates in Edgware as he tried to prevent another youth picking on his friend.
Mark was inspired by the belief that by educating young people about the devastating consequences of knife crime, the lives of many potential victims would be saved and in March 2008 was presented with the Children’s Champion Award by Gordon Brown.
He has been working with children and young people to provide support, opportunities and knowledge, giving them a sense of belonging, self-worth and purpose that can be found outside of gang culture and offending behaviour.
The KPF’s aim is to empower young people, to encourage them to build a well rounded positive image of themselves and a strong belief that they can succeed in whatever they put their minds to. If we can get young people in an environment where they feel comfortable and they are receiving positive attention, then we can engage with them.