Nominations For The Youth Worker Award 2012 Now Closed.
02 October 2012
The Youth Worker Award was introduced by the NYA as part of Youth Work Week, an annual celebration of youth work run by the Agency since 1993, to highlight the impact of youth work nationally. This years Youth Work Week theme of ‘Connecting Cultures’ has established a unity between the NYA and the Commonwealth Secretariat, who are working together to extend the reach of the campaign this year across the Commonwealth.
Last year’s Youth Worker Award Winner Candy Huxham, a committed youth worker from Hythe and Dibden, explains why winning a national award was important to her: “For me, winning the award has enabled me to carry the voice of local young people to the wider community. I have been able to take what is happening at ground level to those in positions that can change policy and procedure and ensure the young people get a voice and a say in what is happening to them.
“Our work is our reward but the Youth Worker Award is a fantastic way to say thank you to someone that has made a real impact in their area. I would urge everyone, whether they deliver or receive youth work to nominate a deserving individual.”
The NYA will announce the finalists and the end of October, inviting them to an event at London’s Marlborough House on 8 November. The Youth Worker Award winner will be announced during the awards ceremony, which will also showcase a selection of exemplary community changing projects that are taking place across the UK and Commonwealth.