Friday, 14 March 2008

THe Young Activist Award

We've been asked for help in publicising the Sheila McKechnie Foundation's awards to the groups across Leeds - there's still time for individuals to nominate themselves before the deadline - 28 March 2008...

This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to gain support to develop their campaigning and influencing skills.The Young Activist Award is sponsored by the YMCA and Foyer Federation and supports young campaigners, both individual and in groups, aged 16-24 living anywhere in the UK, who are campaigning on community issues to which they are personally connected. We want to encourage applications from those who have limited experience of campaigning but who have the drive and passion to change something in their community.

Each award winner and winning group will receive a package of support including:
* a comprehensive assessment of their campaign objectives
* advice from a senior campaigner about how to take forward their campaign
* the chance to work through shared challenges with other campaigners
* mentoring sessions reviewing the progress of their campaign.

To apply for this award and to read about last year's award winners, please check out the website at

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