Young Achiever of the Year – Adi Detemo
Heath & Wellbeing project of the Year – YAC Food Market
Support & Advice Project of the Year – Brighton Youth Advice Centre
Support & Advice Project of the Year – WiSE Participation and Engagement
Family & Youth Work Project of the Year – Y’s Girls (Multiple YMCAs)
We are delighted to announce that FIVE of our nominations have been shortlisted as semi-finalists for the national YMCA Youth Matters Awards 2022! Online voting to help determine this year’s finalists is now open, please read on to find out more about our semi-finalists and vote now to help them win. Keep a look out for more articles over the next couple of weeks as we shine a light on each of these amazing semi-finalists.
Adi Detemo, one of our incredible residents has been shortlisted for Young Achiever of the Year Award. This award recognises the exceptional achievements of a young person who has overcome significant obstacles to make a real difference to their own lives and their community. Click here to find out more and vote.
Our innovative Youth-Led, sustainable, social grocery store YAC Food Market has been shortlisted for Health & Wellbeing Project of the Year Award. This set of awards recognise YMCAs that have delivered innovative and inspiring projects that have had a tangible and positive impact on young people and/or the wider community. Click here to find out more and vote.
Our Brighton Youth Advice Centre has been shortlisted for Support & Advice Project of the Year Award. This award recognises YMCA projects that have delivered vital support and advice to young people and/or the wider community. Click here to find out more and vote.
Our WiSE Participation and Engagement Project that supports children and young people stay safe in their relationships has been shortlisted for Support & Advice Project of the Year Award. As above, this award recognises YMCA projects that have delivered vital support and advice to young people and/or the wider community. Click here to find out more and vote.
And Y’s Girls, our mentoring initiative that matches trained volunteer mentors with female-identifying young people to support them to overcome challenges and achieve their fullest potential, has been shortlisted for Family & Youth Work Project of the Year Award. This award recognises the projects that support young people and their families through difficulties. Click here to find out more and vote.
YMCA Youth Matters Awards is an annual awards event, which celebrates the exceptional skills and achievements of young people over the past year. Twelve coveted awards are up for grabs across a series of diverse categories during an inspiring night of celebration and recognition. The awards are about giving thanks and special recognition to every YMCA, young person, service user, member of staff and volunteer whose hard work and unfaltering dedication have all contributed towards YMCA’s efforts to create better communities for young people and families. We believe all our semi-finalists have demonstrated this through their work and determination and deserve a place in the final.
The finalists will attend the awards ceremony on Friday 18th November, where the winners will be announced. More information on all the awards categories and those shortlisted can be found at https://www.ymca.org.uk/about/awards. If you can find 10 minutes, it’s worth reading about the achievements of young people, staff, volunteers and projects all making a difference throughout England and Wales as part of the YMCA.