Nominations open for Proud of Them awards

| 21/02/2017
CNS Local Life

Previous Proud of Them recipients and officials

(CNS Local Life): The public is encouraged to acknowledge excellence among young people by submitting nominations for the Proud of Them award programme. Nominations are open for the next group of recipients who must be between the ages of 10 and 25 years old and deserve recognition for their achievements in academics, sports, their career, culture, business or community service.

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 work that young people do, the Proud of Them award also showcases their initiative and positive attitude. Over the years 72 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, Rev. 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 will be featured for six months on billboards across Grand Cayman.

Nominations are open through 20 March 2017.

Forms can be found at 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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