We are over the moon to hear all four nominations for the Bristol Young Heroes award have been shortlisted! This year we put forward young people that have excelled and shown great enthusiasm in their work with Young Bristol and our partnership clubs.
Each category shortlists a maximum of 4 young people every year which you can imagine is highly competitive. The categories are as follows:
- Action Hero
- Arts & Culture Hero
- Caring Hero
- Learning Hero
- Enterprise Hero
- Sporting Hero
- Super Hero
Our shortlisted candidates are:
Mae from the The Grove Youth Club. Mae first came to the club as a baby with her mother Helen, when they ran the mother and baby group. She has since been back over the years but often leaving to commit more time to her sports training. More recently Mae has returned as a club volunteer and has dedicated her time to support the current members and even do fundraising on behalf of the club. She managed to raise over £200 through an entrepreneurial project which she took on and developed herself despite being a little shy at times. The team at The Grove along with her family are extremely proud at how far Mae has come in the short time she has been with them.
Daniel who joined us for our NCS course and is now a part of our Instructor Training Scheme. He has shown an incredible ability to exceed all expectations in his aim to become an outdoor pursuit’s instructor. He has volunteered many hours to Young Bristol and during this process many young people have benefited from his inspiration and commitment. When fully trained as a sporting coach his example will be far reaching within the Bristol community. Not just because of the work he does but also because of the challenges he has overcome to achieve this!
Cory who also joined NCS and returned as a peer mentor last year. Corey was previously a very disengaged young person and did not attend school or have much drive however within the first week residential he developed some fantastic friendships and a confidence to rally those around him. His outlook began to change and he became very active in the programme, ensuring a successful Social Action Project for his group. He was earmarked as an ideal candidate to join NCS the following year as a peer mentor, supporting young people like himself to stay on track and enjoy the project.
John who started training with the Instructor Training Scheme under 2 years ago. Since then he has volunteered hundreds of hours to help on sessions with a wide variety of young people teaching different outdoor activities. He now is acting as an ambassador for the work which Young Bristol do, recently volunteering to stand in front of Young Bristol’s business partners and trustees to deliver a moving speech on the benefits he has gained by being part of Young Bristol. John’s calm, positive and determined personality is an inspiration to all he meets, especially many of the new trainees who have joined the Instructor Training Scheme.
The final event will be held on Friday 31st March 2107 at Wills Memorial Building, tickets are available to purchase on the website: Bristol Young Heroes
We wish all candidates the best of luck!