Last night we took 6 young people to the Holiday Inn at Seaton Burn which was the venue for the Projects with Pride Awards hosted by the Northumberland clubs for young people. All of the young people were very excited, especially Keighleigh Cozens who was nominated for the Young Volunteer award. The evening was fabulous, with a guest speaker from Capital Radio and great entertainment courtesy of Bad Apples and Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project.
Then comes the best bit…… WE WON! We are so pleased to tell you that our 1st Step Employability Project which we run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12-3 was Awarded the Large Project with Pride Award and Keighleigh Cozens was given the Young Volunteer of the Year award! We are so pleased that our project that helped 53 young people gain employment last year was recognised for the fabulous work that takes place in our little building in Blyth every week! We are also so proud of Keighleigh, she has overcome so many barriers in her life and been through so much and now she is a confident young lady who works hard to get to where she wants to be! (see our case study blog post all about Keighleigh’s journey here- https://silxteenbar.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/keighleighs-journey-case-study/)
Northumberland Clubs for Young People put on an amazing event and all of our young people had a Brilliant time, it was great to see all of the other projects from Northumberland in one place celebrating all of the inspiring work that goes on for young people in our fantastic county!