Monday, 17 November 2008

I was invited this evening to the first ever Leeds Young People's Positive Achievement Awards at the Royal Armouries...

These awards celebrate the achievements of young people who have taken part in targeted schemes funded through Positive Activities for Young People (PAYP), the Youth Justice Board, the Children's Fund and the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund.

These schemes target some of our most special young people at risk of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour, youth crime, truancy and exclusion. They are delivered through partnership working between the Out of Schools Activities Team, Barca, Nacro and Crime Corcern YIPS, Signpost, the Anti-Social Behaviour Unit, the Youth Offending Service, West Yorkshire Police, Social Care, Education Leeds, the Youthwork Partnership, Parks and Countryside, Sport and Active Recreation, Libraries, Arts and Events.

It was a fantastic evening with over 200 awards celebrating these young people whose talent, commitment and hard work has resulted in real and positive changes in their lives.

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