Youth Frontiers project wins award
As part of the Youth Frontiers program for 2015, students were asked to complete a community project of their choosing with their mentors. 2015 saw some fantastic projects that focused on several themes such as community harmony, empowering young women, engagement in sport, youth mental health and more. The Department of Education and Communities gave providers across the state opportunity to nominate projects that they felt were innovative projects that have made or have the potential to make a significant positive impact in the local community.
The Department received 84 nominations across the state and selected three finalists in seven categories to be invited to attend an Award Ceremony at NSW Parliament House in Sydney, where the winning project for each category was announced and presented by Minister Ajaka. Finalists in each category received a Certificate of Achievement and a $100 cash prize.
The winning entrants in each category received a Medal, a special sponsor’s prize, and a $300 cash prize. These sponsor’s included Telstra, SBS, Cricket NSW, Reach out.com, Legacy, Taronga Zoo, Black Dog Institute and NSW Government. MTC Australia's Youth Frontiers submitted 21 project nominations and had two finalists chosen to attend the awards ceremony.
On Thursday 18th February, the Youth Frontiers staff and the nominated project particpants attended the award ceremony where one of our Mentees from Liverpool Boys was chosen as a winner for his project in the category of Community Harmony, where he organised a charity clothing drive across several Schools for the Smith Family. Overall he was able to donate 50 bags of clothing to the Smith Family. MTC Australia Youth Frontiers are extremely pleased and proud of the efforts that all the mentees put into their projects and to have been a part of this achievement with our winners.