Nominate youth for new awards

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye wants to recognise outstanding young community leaders and is asking New Zealanders to nominate them for a Youth Week 2014 Award before April 28.

“I am creating these awards for this year’s Youth Week to recognise and celebrate young people aged 12-24 who have contributed to their community in a significant way,” Ms Kaye says.

“As Minister of Youth Affairs, I am always impressed to hear about the young people who undertake and often lead significant projects. Encouraging them to be active in their communities helps them to become confident and creative leaders.”

Young people can be nominated for one of four awards: the Leadership Award, Change Maker Award, Giving Back Award and Working for Young People Award.

The awards will be judged on the ability to motivate and engage others, leadership skills, commitment and perseverance.

Award winners will be announced during Youth Week 2014 (17 to 25 May).

Nominate here: http://www.myd.govt.nz/news/2014/youth-week-2014.html

Source: Based on a Government media release

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