Last night at the Children and Young People Now awards 2018, The Lowry’s Youth Employability and Skills Programme won the Youth Work award, sponsored by the NYA.
NYA CEO Leigh Middleton presented the award at the gala ceremony in London.
The award was judged by a panel of experts and sector professionals as well as by a panel of young judges and awarded to the finalist deemed to have ‘done to most to promote young people’s personal development and help them achieve their potential through youth work, informal education and participation in positive activities, especially amongst disadvantaged or excluded groups.’
The Lowry’s Youth Employability and Skills programme supports young people aged 13 and over to develop their transferrable skills through creative and work-based learning. The project reached around 1,300 young people last year, with 9 out of 10 who engaged over a sustained period returning to education, training or employment.
A huge congratulations to everyone at The Lowry from the NYA!
A special mention too for Silx Youth project, who were ‘highly commended’ by the judges.
Full list of finalists for the youth work award
- The Change Foundation – Generation Storm
- Hertfordshire Services for Young People – Who Not What
- London Borough of Bexley – Targeted Youth Hubs
- The Lowry – Youth Employability and Skills programme
- Rainbows Hospice Group for Children and Young People – Young Adult Social Group
- Silx Youth Project – Teen Bar, Employability Project, and Detached Team
- TAG Youth Club for Disabled Young People
The Trust for Developing Communities, Brighton & Hove –
- Protect Youth Services campaign
- Youth First – Bellingham Gateway Youth and Community Centre