Na­tional gong for YMCA WA

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

BEL­MONT Youth Ser­vices YMCA WA was com­mended at the YMCA Na­tional An­nual Awards last month.

Bel­mont Youth Ser­vices op­er­ates out of the Base@Bel­mont, a smoke, al­co­hol and drug-free venue for young peo­ple of all back­grounds and abil­i­ties.

Young peo­ple en­gage in ac­tiv­i­ties and work­shops through­out the week as well as out­ings and out­reach in the lo­cal com­mu­nity on week­ends.

YMCA WA has worked with the City of Bel­mont since 2012 pro­vid­ing the City’s young peo­ple with ac­cess to youth work­ers and in­no­va­tive pro­grams.

City of Bel­mont chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Stu­art Cole said he con­grat­u­lated the team at the cen­tre and praised the great part­ner­ship be­tween the City and YMCA.

“Our youth are im­por­tant to us and we are de­ter­mined to pro­vide good ser­vices that help youth reach their full po­ten­tial,” he said. “The City also re­cently pre­sented one of its pres­ti­gious Op­por­tu­nity Awards to the YMCA WA in recog­ni­tion of the pos­i­tive im­pact the Bel­mont Youth Ser­vices had on the com­mu­nity.”

YMCA WA CEO Ross Kyr­wood, The Base@Bel­mont youth ser­vices man­ager David Reid and City of Bel­mont CEO Stu­art Cole with the Na­tional YMCA Award.

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