The Boathouse Youth has made it as a finalist at the Children & Young People Now Awards 2022 in the “Youth Work” category and see recognition at glittering London awards ceremony.
The Children & Young People Now Awards is in its seventeenth year and have become a gold standard for everyone working with children, young people and families. The awards provide a great source of recognition for all those who strive day in, day out, to improve the lives of others. They offer an opportunity to raise the profile of projects and initiatives to funders and the general public.
The Youth Work Category, sponsored by the National Youth Agency, is awarded to the initiative that has done the most to promote young people’s personal development and help them achieve their potential through youth work, informal education and participation in positive activities – especially among disadvantaged or excluded groups.
A source on the evening advised Team BHY that there had been more than 250 nominations for the Youth Work category, so although we didn’t win it was a moment of pride to be in the top five as a shortlister. Our CEO, Laurance Hancock, said “There’s genuinely nothing but pride bursting out of me at the moment. We are sitting in the national youth work arena representing ourselves and Blackpool. That’ll do for us!”