Do you know a young person in Slough whose contribution to the community inspires you and deserves recognition? Now’s the time to speak up.
The Slough Youth Awards are returning to The Curve on Friday 8 November to celebrate and recognise the massive contributions young people make to the Slough community.
Nominations opened on Monday 1 July for young people aged 11-19 (up to 25 with learning difficulties, disabilities or care leavers) who live in Slough. Groups can also be nominated in certain categories.
Young people can be nominated in one of six categories: young artist, young environmentalist, young inspiration, young entrepreneur, young sportsperson and Slough Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS) young volunteer of the year.
Councillor Shabnum Sadiq, cabinet member for children and schools, said: “We are so pleased to have this awards ceremony to honour and recognise our young people’s efforts. We are extremely lucky as a community to have so many engaged and focused young people; they are an inspiration to us all.”
This year’s awards are supported by the council’s young people’s service, Slough Youth Parliament and Slough CVS and arose from the youth parliament’s manifesto commitment to raise the profile of young people in a positive way by celebrating their many achievements. Platinum sponsors are Heathrow Airport, the Porter Building and Osborne Property Services.
The Slough Youth Awards will also include performances showcasing the amazing talent of local young people.
To find out more or to nominate a young person, visit www.slough.gov.uk/SYA Entry is free and the deadline for nominations is Friday 20 September at 5pm.
For general enquiries, please contact the young people’s service on 01753 875510
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