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Youth Awards

Unfortunately, we are not taking nominations for the Jubilee Youth Awards this year. 

Complete and submit your online nomination form here.

These special youth awards will showcase gratitude for the outstanding social action undertaken by young people in the UK, and the contribution they make to our society.


Youth Awards for Service Winners 2016

Details of last year’s winners can be found below and photos from the awards ceremony are available in our Media Centre.

The Jubilee Youth Awards for Service 2016 were presented at the House of Lords on Thursday 14th July. Hosted by Lord James O’Shaughnessy, 14 young people from across the UK were honoured with Jubilee Youth Awards, across three of the Jubilee Centre's awards and contests programmes. The Centre celebrated the winners of the Jubilee Youth Awards for Service, the Thank You Letter Awards and Why Virtue Matters: Essay Contest, for 2016. 

The programme for the event is available to download here.

 

Jubilee Youth Award Winners 2016

Reece Lunt

Reece is a young advocate for the education of others to help support Diabetes UK.  He has spoken to hundreds of children regionally, delivering school assemblies, organising whole school participation for World Diabetes Day - raising hundreds of pounds. He is determined that he will control his diabetes, rather than let it control him.

KEY CHARACTER QUALITIES AND VIRTUES
Compassion | Determination

 

 

Kimarla Johnson

Kimarla has been a full-time volunteer for City Year UK since August 2015, mentoring vulnerable and underperforming primary school students. She runs a wide range of after-school clubs for children including; breakfast club, maths, science, table tennis and cookery along with supporting reading and phonics groups, organising a 5-a-side football tournament on Saturdays acting as team coach.  Kimarla also volunteers in her evenings for a women’s charity called UEL Sisters Keeper.

KEY CHARACTER QUALITIES AND VIRTUES
Community-Mindedness | Justice

 

 

Charlotte Emery-King

Charlotte makes weekly visits to pupils at Herons Dales Primary School, a school catering for children with a wide range of learning difficulties. Charlotte leads the team of volunteers by example and reports in assembly every week to try and inspire and encourage others to give up their time to follow her lead.

KEY CHARACTER QUALITIES AND VIRTUES
Empathy | Kindness

 

 

Mary-Beth McFern

Working in collaboration with Scratch the Service, and being a part of a Youth Theatre, Mary-Beth goes out of her way to raise funds for the theatre group. Mary-Beth has been a friend to many people and has listened to many people’s problems and supported them through hard times.

KEY CHARACTER QUALITIES AND VIRTUES
Courage | Friendship

 

 

Jordan Dixon

Jordan, volunteers to run a football training session every Saturday. He aims to set up his own football academy to give young people the chance to play football, gain qualifications and to give themselves a focus. By volunteering, Jordan has gained skills such as confidence, communication, and cooperation. It has created a future for him.

KEY CHARACTER QUALITIES AND VIRTUES
Self-Discipline | Resilience

 

 

Patrick Cantellow

Patrick started volunteering and fundraising when he was just 10 at Demelza Hospice. He also volunteers with the NSPCC and runs a small non-profit organisation in his local area called Swale Young People in supporting a population of young people to change their lives and improve their employability. He works with organisations to advocate young people like himself.

KEY CHARACTER QUALITIES AND VIRTUES
Open-Mindedness | Integrity