Wigan Youth Zone shortlisted for “The Youth Work Award” at the prestigious Children and Young People Now Awards 2020.
Now in their fifth year, the awards recognise the remarkable work carried out by youth work charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK, Ireland, and the Channel Islands.
In light of the current situation, the awards ceremony will take place virtually with an extra special virtual ceremony.
Wigan Youth Zone has been nominated for The Youth Work Award due to the incredible youth work carried out throughout Lockdown. The centre quickly adapted its offer to engage with young people in Wigan and Leigh when they needed it most. Activities of the successful Virtual Youth Zone included a full schedule of fitness, cookery, arts and crafts, music activities, fun challenges, and games. All using the full range of modern technology to support the borough’s youngsters during the coronavirus crisis.
Anthony Ashworth-Steen, Executive Director said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to have been nominated! We understand that competition was extremely tough and therefore to have been shortlisted is a tremendous achievement and testament to the exceptionally hard work from the whole organisation throughout the initial lockdown and during the transition back to face to face work. We are proud to showcase on a national level what we are doing for the young people in Wigan and Leigh, it is both changing the lives of thousands of young people and is ground-breaking.”
The winners will be announced at the Children & Young People Now Awards 2020 on Thursday 4th March 2021 at 4.00 pm. The awards will be premiered live on their website via YouTube and on Facebook. https://www.cypnowawards.com/watch-the-virtual-awards