Sutton Integrated Services for Young People are hosting a borough wide celebration event on February 25th 2015, at the Secombe Theatre, Sutton and we like you to send us your nominations.
Sutton is a borough rich with Academic success, and this is quite rightly celebrated through achievement ceremonies and awards events. There are also small pockets where celebration events are held for individual teams who work with hard to reach and vulnerable young people, celebrating their achievements and increasing their self worth and confidence.
However, there doesn’t appear to be an all inclusive, borough wide approach to this, and one that is open for all young people from all walks of life who have had to overcome personal, physical and emotional hardships, and yet still managed to achieve their goals, give something back to their community and inspire others in a similar position to want to do more.
Through this event, we are aiming to do just this, by inviting every organisation and school who works and supports young people who live work or study in Sutton, to nominate and, with the permission of the individual, share their inspirational story so that others may share in the experience and help to celebrate their success.
The event is to be led and co-facilitated by young people, made up from the ‘Teens With a Voice’ initiative and run by Sutton Integrated Services for Young People.
Teens with a Voice are currently facilitated by Sutton Youth Parliament, and are made up of young people from some/all of the following groups:
Award categories and Criteria/Statements:
Personal Achievement Award
This award is designed for you to share the story of a young person/s who have had to overcome a personal hardship to achieve their goals and aims
Physical Achievement Award
This award is designed to share the story of a young person/s who have excelled in sport or physical activities regardless of any particular physical/ emotional barriers or restrictions placed upon them
Community Achievement Award
This award is designed to share the story of a young person/s that does any of the following in Sutton:
- Local Volunteering
- Project work that brings the local community together
- Helps to make the community stronger
- Is a community champion
- Is working tirelessly for others in their community, young or old
Inspiring Through Performance Award
This award is designed to share the story of a young person who inspires others through any of the following:
- Public speaking
Overall Outstanding Achievement Award
This award is designed to share the story of a young person/s who encapsulate some of the above, and who is truly an inspirational young person who have not allowed anything that may prevent them from achieving more from blocking their path, whether it is their back ground, disability, history or make up.
How to nominate a young person
If you would like to nominate a young person for any of the above awards, please complete our Nomination Form.
Completed nomination forms should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to Lee Ocsko, The Quad, Green Wrythe Lane, Sutton, SM5 1JW.
Nomination form Deadline: FRIDAY 16TH JANUARY 2015
Any forms submitted after this date will not be included in the Short listing process, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday 17th January 2015.
Important notes about nominations
The nomination forms will be read and deliberated on by a working group of young people aged 13 – 19 from within Sutton.
All young people nominated will be invited to attend the event on 25/02/15 (subject to availability).
The top 3 as chosen by the youth working group will be invited to attend with a guest and the person who nominated them.
The person who nominates someone who is short-listed in the top 3 for an award will be requested to speak to a camera for 1 minute, detailing the story of the person they nominated, to be used at the actual event. We are able to have someone else speak on their behalf, WITH PRIOR PERMISSION FROM THE NOMINEE FIRST AND FOREMOST.