Members of staff and young people from the Merthyr Tydfil CB Council Youth Service were proud to receive the Welsh Government supported Bronze Quality Mark for Youth Work at the recent Youth Excellence Awards, held on 29th June at the Principality Stadium.
In order to achieve the award, the Service had to demonstrate that high quality youth work was provided across a variety of settings in the county borough. This included open access youth clubs and targeted projects, all of which provide young people with the opportunity to lead on and take part in a wide variety of learning opportunities that promote healthy lifestyles, citizenship, arts and culture and employment skills.
The good work of the Youth Service, its partners and especially the young people was also recognised during the evening, with three nominations in the various categories.
In the ‘Promoting Health, Wellbeing and Healthy Lifestyles’ category, M Girls@Treharris Boys & Girls Club was shortlisted for its work in encouraging young women to adopt healthy lifestyles.
In the same category, the young people of Safer Merthyr Tydfil were nominated for their Mental Health First Aid Toolkit, which is aimed at raising awareness of and promoting positive mental health.
And in the ‘Outstanding Youth Worker Category’ , Bethan Bartlett, Youth and Community Officer at Georgetown Boys & Girls Club was nominated for her dedication and excellent work around continually providing the best possible experiences for young people attending the club.
The competition was of a very high standard and, as runners-up in their categories, the Local Authority would to thank each and every person who was nominated by co-workers, young people and partners in recognition of their passion, hard work and excellence in service delivery.
Merthyr Tydfil a place to be proud of