East Coast MP congratulates local youth award winners
East Coast MP Anne Tolley has congratulated Atawhai Charitable Trust and Qmunity Youth Group Gisborne for receiving 2016 Youth Awards at Parliament today.
“I am delighted two wonderful local organisations have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to our community,” Mrs Tolley says
“These awards are an initiative that recognises young people doing great things, and also those who support or champion young people. The work Atawhai does with local youth is helping develop a group of strong future leaders from Gisborne and Qmunity Youth Group is a great example of our young people taking the initiative to find a way to offer support and kindness to their peers.
“All up there are nine award categories, which celebrate qualities such as leadership and the creation of positive change in areas from the arts and culture to sport and the environment.
“There are 45 award recipients from around New Zealand, so it was great to see the Gisborne community represented so strongly in Parliament today by two such deserving groups.
“A large number of nominations were received for this year’s awards, which shows there’s no shortage of young people out there doing great work, as well as others prepared to give young people the support they need to help them reach their goals,” Mrs Tolley says.
Details of award recipients and more information about the 2016 Youth Awards are available on the Ministry of Youth Development’s website.
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