I’m part of the ‘We Love Our Youthworker‘ charter Steering Group, alongside Youthwork Magazine and The Archbishop of York Youth Trust we’ve launched the Christian Youth Work Awards. Here’s a bit of the blurb from the website:
The Christian Youth Work Awards are all about appreciating and celebrating the incredible work done with young people in churches and through Christian organisations up and down the UK. Thousands of youth workers, paid and volunteers, run clubs, Bible studies and groups every week. They spend hours talking and listening to young people, just hanging out. They don’t just give their time, they give themselves.
As Christians, working with young people is part of our service to God. We are motivated not just by their needs, but by our commitment to following in the footsteps of Jesus. We seek to do it in His strength and through His Spirit. We don’t do it for recognition and we certainly don’t do it to receive an Award. However, we also know how important it is to encourage each other in the Body of Christ, and that’s why these Awards exist.
The categories for the awards are:
- Youth worker of the year
- Volunteer of the year
- Best youth work employer
- Best innovative youth work
- Best youth work resource
Nominations can be done by anyone, and are open until the 1st June – go and nominate here.