Youth celebrate with awards nights

AS part of celebrations for National Youth Week for 2012 Southern Downs Regional Council Community Youth Worker, Bonita Tyler, has organised two awards nights - one in Stanthorpe and one in Warwick - to celebrate the contributions of young people to the communities across the Southern Downs Regional Council area.

NYW is a joint Australian, state, territory and local government initiative and is coordinated by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, in collaboration with the state and territory government departments responsible for youth affairs.

The theme for National Youth Week for 2012 is "Imagine, Create, Inspire" and this is exactly what young people can do.

Ms Tyler said this would be the second year that the NYW awards will be held.

"It is an opportunity for community members, business owners, family, friends and colleagues to nominate and be nominated for awards which acknowledge the contributions Young People make to the development and life of small communities," she said.

"Each year we see 100's of young people volunteer to help with youth and community projects across the Southern Downs and it is great to see some of those people recognised for the time they give our community.

"We would like to encourage everyone to think about a young person who has made a difference in their workplace, sport or community from April 2011 to April 2012."

Nominations are now available on the Southern Downs Regional Council website, or from Town Hall Youth Office, Warwick or Council office, Stanthorpe. Call Bonita Tyler on 4661 7166 for more information.

Nominations close on 12th March 2012 by 5pm and the awards night will take place on April 17 in Stanthorpe at the Civic Centre, and Thursday April 19 in Warwick at Town Hall. It will be a free night with supper available and all nominees will receive a certificate.


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