Gwynedd Youth on the shortlist for the Youth Work Excellence Awards

Date: 18/10/2022

Gwynedd Youth have reached the shortlist for two national awards in this year's Youth Work Excellence Awards, for:

• Demonstrating excellence in (local) partnership planning and delivery

• Outstanding Youth Worker

The Youth Work Excellence Awards are an opportunity to recognize and celebrate outstanding youth work projects, youth workers and those involved in youth work across Wales.

Gwynedd Youth was nominated by the young people of Gwynedd for the Excellence in Planning and Presentation Partnership award for their work for the Welfare Festival. This event was held over a period of a week for the whole of Gwynedd and its intention was to bring organizations together to promote mental and physical health and wellbeing among young people.

For the Outstanding Youth Worker award Andrew Owen, Youth Worker was nominated by the young people of the county.

Andrew said: "I am extremely proud to be nominated for this award by the young people of Gwynedd. I am proud to be able to help support young people to develop as individuals, giving informal education at school and run projects led by young people in the community"."

Andrew works at Ysgol Botwnnog and Ysgol Glan y Môr as well as in the community in the Dwyfor area. For more information on what Andrew is doing, follow his Facebook page.

You can learn more about the Youth Work awards here Youth Work Excellence Awards | GOV.WALES.

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