YMCA Youth Matters Awards 2016 – finalists announced

Youth Matters Awards

We are delighted that three of our nominations are through to the finals of the national YMCA Youth Matters Awards – CONGRATULATIONS to Emily Kemp, for Young Leader of the Year; YMCA Empty Homes for Best Accommodation Project; and YMCA Positive Placements for Best Training & Education Project.

After more than 6,500 votes and hours of deliberation by the judging panel the finalists for YMCA’s national Youth Matters Awards have been announced.  The 27 finalists, from 18 YMCAs, were whittled down from 126 nominations and then 45 semi-finalists.

Our finalists will attend the awards ceremony in central London on Friday 4 November.  It is there that the winners of each category will be announced. The winners are decided by a panel of judges, so there is nothing more we can do but wait to find out the results!

Thank you to everyone who voted and once again many congratulations to our finalists!  Visit YMCA England’s website to read about all the young people and projects that are through to the finals night.


YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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