UK Youth Achievement Awards – Available to NE Youth Members
We’re very excited to share with our members the launch of the new and improved UK Youth Achievement Awards (UKYAAs) to provide an accredited, flexible award framework to celebrate the achievements of all young people.
Every year thousands of young people across the country take part in the UKYAAs. Unlike most other awards, the UKYAAs champion a variety of learning methods to provide a unique framework that can be tailored to almost any activity, helping to engage a range of young people.
The process is ‘Plan, Do, Review’ which encourages self and peer reflection, developing core skills essential to supporting learning in other contexts. They are accredited by ASDAN, offer five levels. Young people can work their way up or enter at the most relevant point:
Challenge – entry level introduction to the UKYAAs
Bronze – taking part and getting involved
Silver – helping to organise
Gold – planning and leading
Platinum – taking a full leadership role, with an element of training
Each level of the award connects to a different point on the UK Youth Social Development Journey and represents different levels of participation. Through the UKYAAs, young people will gain vital life skills and become motivated, self-aware, receptive, resilient, responsible, confident and good communicators.
The UK Youth Achievement Awards are available across the UK and use ASDAN as a customised accreditation. They are delivered by UK Youth, and across the rest of the UK by our nation partners, NE Youth being one of them for the North East Region.
All organisations working with young people across our region and members of NE Youth can sign up to the UK Youth Achievement Awards and receive accredited recognition for the achievements of their young people
To find out more and sign up, simply email Louise@neyouth.org.uk
NE Youth Member Network Volunteer of the Month
If you are working with an outstanding volunteer then please do nominate them. Every month one awardee wins the Volunteer of the Month Award and their fantastic voluntary work is showcased online through social media and our e-newsletter and website. Anyone can nominate, whether you’re someone who works with and/or manages a volunteer, or a friend or family member. This Award is open to all volunteers (aged 11+) who are involved at your club/organisation and are members of NE Youth.
National Vinspired Award
This is a national award for young people aged 14+ to recognise volunteering hours from V10, V30, V50 V100 hours. NE Youth are proud to be Regional Award Providers for Vinspired and are supporters of this Award.
All young people need to do is create a vInspired account: https://vinspired.com/sign-up and start logging their volunteering hours until they have clocked up enough hours to apply for an award. We will provide you with certificates to give to your volunteers.
Please contact Louise for further information on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0191 4990571
vInspired also hosts thousands of volunteering opportunities on vInspired.com for 14-25 year olds; https://vinspired.com/volunteer
V50 Awards from our 2018 Projects with Pride V100 Awards from our 2018 Projects with Pride
National Keystone Awards
This awards is a recognition of voluntary service for NE Youth Members offering outstanding service ranging from;
BRONZE-10 YEARS SILVER-20 YEARS GOLD-30 YEARS PLATINUM – 40 YEARS PRESIDENT’S – 50 YEARS
Keystone Sliver Award from our 2018 Projects with Pride Keystone Gold Award from our 2018 Projects with Pride
Nominees & Winners
Jean Mosley is the winner of the category as she does so much for others, both young and old and expects nothing in return. She has a very big heart and is always giving to others, whether it be with cooking, knitting or organising fundraising and she achieves all of this while being a Mega Mum too!
Katie Singh Chahal
Michelle Walker-Smith is the winner of this category and so many people showered praise on her – Selfless, always there for her friends, inspirational, supportive, compassionate, approachable, sensitive and empathetic. As one friend put it ‘Everyone would feel better if they had their own Michelle!’
Katie Singh Chahal
Sam Gilmaney is the winner of this award as she has been described as inspirational by her students. They say that her passion is infectious, rubbing off on them, which makes her a remarkable teacher.
Outstanding Key Worker
Donna Swan is the winner of this category and deserves both thanks and recognition for her hard work and dedication. Despite her own battle with Cancer, she has put others needs before her own and has made such a difference to others, especially during lockdown. She has been described as a lifeline to many families.
Katie Singh Chahal
Annabel Burns is the winner of this award because everyone says she is warm, caring and compassionate, spreading love and support to those in her community. She goes out of her way to help others and has done a huge amount, especially during lockdown, for those in need. As a NHS volunteer responder she has clocked up more than 1,500 hours which is amazing!
Inspiring Young Female
Katie Singh Chahal
Michelle Walker smith
Grace McNulty is the winner of this award as she has shown amazing strength and courage to overcome difficulties, well beyond her age. She has huge empathy for others, both young and old and makes a positive impact with all she does.
Outstanding Woman of the Year