WITH just a few days remaining before the deadline for this year’s Young Active Citizen Awards, The West Midlands Lieutenancy is urging schools, colleges and young peoples’ organisations to share stories of those who have been contributing in amazing ways to the local community.
Launched in 2020, the Young Active Citizen Awards are open to young people across the West Midlands who show care, dedication and passion to help others.
They acknowledge their outstanding contribution and celebrate the extraordinary things young people are doing, such as volunteering, running food banks, delivering meals to those in need and raising money for the NHS.
Following last year’s highly successful Commonwealth Games, this year’s theme celebrates the spirit of the Commonwealth, and aims to showcase the great work young people are doing to impact the communities in which they live and improve the cultural life of the wider region.
Winners will be announced in July. They will receive a signed certificate from the Lord Lieutenant for the West Midlands and a trip to the House of Lords.
The Lord Lieutenant, Sir John Crabtree OBE, said: “We know young people are doing some fantastic activities to help others and our awards celebrate this.
“It is hugely heart-warming to hear their stories, and time and time again I am impressed with their ingenuity and the lengths they go to in order to make a positive contribution to help others. I urge people to get involved and submit their nomination forms by end of play on Wednesday.”
The deadline for this year’s awards is midnight 2nd March 2023.
They comprise three categories: Up to 11 years old, 12-18 years old, 18-25 years old (maximum age 25 on 31st December 2022).
Nominations require up to 500 words setting out why student(s) should be awarded a Lord-Lieutenant’s Young Active Citizen Award.
Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Lieutenancy website at https://wmlieutenancy.org/young-active-citizen-award/ or email [email protected]