Young Achiever - individual award
The award is for a young person who has achieved success in their chosen activity through
dedication and hard work, or who has made a difference to their community or other individuals.
Fourteen year old Nytias is helping to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour on his estate through his positive engagement with the police. He has recently been appointed assistant coach at the police community sports sessions. He is always the first to arrive to help with setting up the session and is instrumental in decision making for the player awards. He recently stepped in when a fight broke out between two players. He managed to diffuse the situation calmly. Nytias is very mature and has shown great characteristics of what would make a future police officer. He is a credit to his mum and the sports sessions and he is a firm example of how participating in sporting activities benefits someone’s mental health and wellbeing.
Tyler is a role model within the Eastmoor Community project. He takes part in many activities in Eastmoor including Get Eastmoor Moving sessions, the choir and a drama and dance group. However, things weren’t always this way and he has worked hard to turn things around and be a success. At first he was reluctant to take part and suffered from low self-esteem from being bullied. Tyler is now a great role model for his peers, he helps run the Get Eastmoor Moving holiday club and is great with the younger children, becoming a Youth Leader and setting a great example for them to follow. His confidence has grown so much and he now takes every opportunity he is given and his enthusiasm is infectious. By taking part in these activities his confidence has grown and he is moving out of his comfort zone to try new things.
Hollie is a volunteer at Havercroft and Ryhill Youth Club where she supports young people with activities at the club. She volunteers at the youth club every week as well as attending college full time and having a part time job. Hollie is an asset to the team and the team leaders rely on her to support the sessions. Hollie helps to plan, deliver and evaluate activities, making sure that everyone attending enjoys them. She is very well organised and good at getting the young people motivated. Hollie is passionate about working with other young people in the community and helping them with any issues they may have.
The deadline to vote is Friday 27 September
The final will take place at Cedar Court (Wakefield) on Thursday 24 October 2019