Kelly gains gold

KELLY Smith has completed her Gold Youth Achievement Award.

She was presented with her award by Jennifer Anderson, CLD worker, at the Damacre CLD Centre.

Kelly undertook her gold award last year after previously completing her Dynamic Youth, Bronze and Silver Youth Achievement Awards.

Youth Achievement is an award scheme for young people aged 14 years and above and is an accredited award by ASDAN and is recognized by SCQF.

To complete her gold award, Kelly had to plan and organize several challenges.

These included a sponsored stay awake to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness. This raised £274.

She organised a fund-raising tombola at last years pageant to support Damacre Dance Group.

Her organizational skills were utilised again when she ran awareness raising sessions at Damacre CLD and Brechin High School on No Smoking Day.

A powerpoint presentation was organised for young people.

Kelly has helped organise outings and programmes at the centre. Kelly then had to do a presentation to youth workers and peers about her experience of the award.

Jennifer Anderson said “Kelly has gained confidence, self-esteem and organisational skills and experience through taking part in the award.

“She has worked hard and thoroughly deserves this award.

“She produced an excellent portfolio and took on challenges with great enthusiasm.

“Kelly has now been recognised for projects, volunteering and events that she is involved with outwith her school studies and has been accredited for her work. Youth achievement awards enable young people to recognise the hard work and effort they are doing, and to be recognised and accredited for it.”

If there are any young people wanting to get involved in Youth Achievement Awards and they are aged ten years plus then they should contact Jennifer Anderson at the Damacre Centre on (01356) 623491.