Young Good Citizen Awards
Finding Young People Who Make A Difference
The Young Good Citizen Award Scheme is run by West Mercia Police in partnership with the High Sheriffs of Shropshire and Worcestershire and Herefordshire. It aims to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of young people in the community, that might otherwise go unrecognised. Previous young good citizen achievements have included outstanding fund-raising activities and exemplary unselfishness in their attitude towards others.
If you know such a young person, why not nominate them for this year's award? We are particularly keen to hear about young people who have overcome challenges in their own lives and have still been able to make a difference to others in their community.
Each nominee will be awarded a certificate recognising their achievements and they may also be nominated for the overall Young Good Citizen of the Year award, which will be presented at an Award Evening at Force Headquarters, Hindlip Hall, in October.
Chief Constable David Shaw, who has personally championed the awards, says: "These awards are given in recognition of young people making the difference in their communities. Too often our society focuses on the negative issues associated with young people, such as under-age drinking and anti-social behaviour, but the reality is that the positive contributions made by numerous young people far outweigh the problems caused by the few.
"The Young Good Citizen Award is important to West Mercia Police and very close to my heart because for a number of years now the award has highlighted the exceptional contribution that many young people make to local communities across West Mercia."
How Can I Nominate Someone?
We need your help to find young people aged 18 or under, who have demonstrated their commitment to helping others and making the difference in the community either:
- a. individually
- b. through an individual contribution to a group activity
- c. through actively supporting a group activity
They may have helped family, or friends or other members of a wider community as a result of their own initiative or an organised activity.
All you have to do is download, print out and fill in the form below, explaining how you think this young person has demonstrated their help for others. We are happy to accept nominations of SMALL groups (maximum three people) - just fill in three forms and staple together.
Return your completed nomination to the address on the form - remember that when you propose a young person you must first obtain their parent/guardian's permission and signature.
The closing date for nominations is Friday, 12 July 2013.