Ap­ply now for youth awards

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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.

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