Archive for January 26th, 2013

Positive for Youth Jan 25th.

January 26, 2013

The first ever Positive for Youth Awards took place at the Spring Arts and Heritage Centre in Havant. This was the result of a coming together of three organisations, the Legacy Project, Music Fusion and Yservices to form the Legacy Partnership.

Positive for Youth is the title of a White Paper which was published by Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham, in December 2011, and tonights presentation was a direct result of this.

The evening began with an introduction by the two MC’s, Laz and Matty, after which I gave a short welcoming speech. This was folowed by a series of presentations by some of the young people who had taken part in activities organised by the Legacy Partnership.

Tim Loughton then gave a very inspiring talk about why he had introduced his White Paper, and how the good done by the vast majority of today’s youth is overshadowed by the media’s preference to concentrate on the minority who cause problems.

Tim was then asked to present awards to six of the young people who had achieved success in various projects.

After photographs were taken, the evening concluded with people mingling and chatting.