The National Youth Agency is delighted to announce the winner of Children & Young People Now’s Youth Work Award is Youth Moves.
Based in South Bristol, Youth Moves works with a wide age range of young people – 8 to 18 years, covering an area of multiple deprivation. It runs a junior club and mentoring scheme for younger members and music and bike activities for older teenagers. In addition to clubs for different ages it also runs activities for specific groups like young mums as well as a programme of street based youth work. Young people also steer the project and are represented on the board.
In the past three years, eight young people have gone on to university, three to study a youth work degree.
Michael Bracey, vice chair of the National Youth Agency said, “I am very pleased to give Youth Moves this CYPN Award for youth work. This project has had a real impact on the communities it serves. By working with young people from age 8 youth workers can build trust and provide stability and continuity, challenging the low aspirations that can blight young lives.
“This is a well-deserved award and it is fitting in their 10th birthday year to recognise their achievements.”
The National Youth Agency sponsors the Children & Youth People’s Youth Work award which recognises initiatives which promote young people’s personal development and help them achieve their potential through youth work.