Apply now for youth awards
Local MP Lindsay Tisch encourages Matamata people aged 12 to 24 to apply for the Ministry of Youth Development’s Youth Week 2014 Awards.
‘‘These awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate outstanding young people in Matamata who are valued as active members of our community,’’ Tisch said.
The awards recognise outstanding young people over these four categories: Leadership, Change Maker, Giving Back and Working for Young People.
‘‘ By volunteering and leading significant projects in our community, young people are not only making a positive contribution, they are building essential skills and attributes for employment,’’ he said.
‘‘National believes in supporting young Kiwis to develop skills and knowledge in decision-making and leadership.’’
‘‘This is a fantastic opportunity for the Matamata community to recognise the positive contribution young people are making and celebrate the great things many of them are doing.
‘‘Winners of the Youth Week 2014 Awards will be announced during Youth Week 2014 which runs from May 17 to 25,’’ Tisch said. Nominations close at 9am on Monday April 28. For more information go to myd.govt.nz/news/ 2014/youth-week-2014.html.