YMCA’s in­put awarded

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

YMCA WA was the re­cip­i­ent of the 2015 City of Bel­mont Op­por­tu­nity Award.

The award recog­nises the achieve­ments of an in­di­vid­ual, group or or­gan­i­sa­tion that has en­hanced the amenity and qual­ity of life in the City of Bel­mont or as­sisted the City to achieve its ob­jec­tives.

Mayor Phil Marks said the YMCA was awarded for de­liv­er­ing pro­grams that have a sig­nif­i­cantly pos­i­tive im­pact on young peo­ple, lead­ing to even greater ben­e­fits to the com­mu­nity.

“Work­ing with the City since 2012, the YMCA has pro­vided the City’s young peo­ple with ac­cess to highly trained and qual­i­fied youth work­ers, in­no­va­tive pro­grams and best prac­tice youth fo­cused ac­tiv­i­ties in a sup­port­ive, safe and youth friendly space,” he said.

“They pro­vide recre­ational and ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties to all young peo­ple re­gard­less of gen­der, cul­tural iden­tity or abil­ity, valu­ing the in­di­vid­ual and di­ver­sity of knowl­edge, ex­pe­ri­ences and skills each per­son brings.”

He said its pro­grams were de­signed to be in­clu­sive and ac­ces­si­ble for all young peo­ple.

“YMCA WA has also worked closely with the City to con­sult with our youth to de­velop a brand to rep­re­sent their space at the Youth Cen­tre. As a re­sult, The Base@Bel­mont brand was im­ple­mented in Fe­bru­ary 2015,” he said.

“With a va­ri­ety of ser­vices and pro­grams on of­fer, they have con­trib­uted to the City achiev­ing the industry stan­dard in our re­cent Catal­yse Sur­vey for ser­vices and fa­cil­i­ties for youth.”

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