The virtual Oxfordshire Youth Awards took place on Wednesday 28 October, available to view online for free. The aim of this event was to showcase and celebrate Oxfordshire's outstanding talent amongst young people. The event was a huge success we were so pleased to be involved - it was also fantastic to see one of our own apprentices, Teya Agnese, being part of the youth committee that organised this event and co-hosting on the night!
There were a total of 9 awards, with the most recent 'Covid-19 Young Hero' Award being added in to recognise a young person who made a real difference during the pandemic.
To find out more, visit the Oxfordshire Youth webpage and watch the event!
OXFORDSHIRE YOUTH AWARDS WEBSITE
Pride of Oxfordshire
The 'Pride of Oxfordshire' award celebrates young people who have shown courage and inspirational resilience in the face of challenging life circumstances. Nominees will have demonstrated positivity and strength of character in their determination to lead a successful life.
The University Apprenticeships Team decided to sponsor this award, because we wanted to celebrate all of those young people who have consistently shown positivity and determination during difficult times. We wanted to sponsor this award in particular, because we know that most of our apprentices also show these traits by taking a step away from the traditional career paths and following their passions.
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Oxfordshire Youth is the leading youth organisation for the youth sector in Oxfordshire, with over 70 years of history. They know that young people need access to safe spaces where they are able to be themselves, make friends and develop new skills. This will enable them to make positive changes to their lives and ultimately within the community.
Their vision is for all young people to feel empowered and respected. They achieve this with, and through their local network of youth sector organisations, brought together through their merger with Oxfordshire Children’s Voluntary Youth Service (OCVYS), together reaching over 26,000 young people.
Young people are at the heart of what they do and their Youth Committee (VOICE) is a network of young people from their member organisations, which inform and guide their work.