An Island Mentee is awarded with the Young People’s Shine Award 2016

Shine Awards photo 2016We are incredibly pleased to announce and super proud to say that one of our lovely young people has received a prestigious Young People’s Shine Award.

The event was hosted by editors of Shine magazine, City of York Council’s magazine, who provided the promotion of activities and opportunities for young people around the city.  Door 84 Young People’s Space in the Groves kindly offered their venue for the evening. A team of young people who make up Door 84’s events team kindly gave their time to organise the event this year.
The award for the young person was requested by her mentor for being an inspirational young person. The mentor said ‘Her thoughts are always with how she can help others and she goes out of her way to assist anyone and everyone. She has turned her thoughts to a bigger project: raising money for St Leonard’s Hospice. In her own words she ”wants to help people have a better life with cancer”. She has put a lot of effort into making all of the sponsorship forms, leaflets and banners from scratch. She has chosen to do a 6-mile run / walk around York and is currently turning it into an event that the whole community can join. The event will take place later this year and she is working hard on putting it together. She would never expect to be recognised for her thoughtfulness, but I feel that she deserves to be.’

The young person received her award and even got to try on the Lord Mayor’s chains, she was super happy and we are certainly very proud – Thank you Shine Awards for embracing these young people and acknowledging their achievements.