Nominations open for Proud of Them awards

| 21/06/2016
CNS Local Life

Osbourne Bodden, Minister of Youth

(CNS): The public is encouraged to acknowledge excellence among young people by submitting nominations to the Proud of Them Youth Recognition Programme. The candidates for nomination should be between 10 and 25 years old, who are reaching new heights of achievement in academics, sports, their career, culture, business or community service.

Urging residents to submit their nominations, Minister of Youth Osbourne Bodden said, “This is a great opportunity to celebrate our young ambassadors, and show them that hard work really does pay off. We need everyone’s help to ensure that we honour those who are worthy of praise.”

Begun in 2012 to highlight the good works that young people do, the Proud of Them award also showcases their initiative and positive attitude. Over the years 60 young men and women have been recognised.

The Ministry of Youth has once again partnered with the National Youth Commission to continue the programme. Head of the commission, Reverend Donovan Myers, said, “We must be advocates for our young people. Far too often we focus on the negative but it is even more important to focus on the positive. Recognition is much more meaningful than we think.”

Each of the 12 recipients chosen will be featured for six months on billboards across Grand Cayman.

The nomination period runs until 8 July.

Forms can be found online at the Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports website. For more information, email Proud of Them  or visit their Facebook page 


Category: Community, Education, Youth

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