Do you know a young person who is creating change in their community? Or has a great idea to make a difference?….Nominate them for a CHANGEit award!
CHANGEit, run by Common Purpose and sponsored by Deutsche Bank, recognises, supports and rewards young campaigners aged 11-18 who want to create a positive change in their communities and encourages young people to speak up and take action.
CHANGEit will award prizes of up to £750 in three categories:
Innovation - for young people with ideas to improve their community, who need training or support to get their campaign off the ground.
Performance - to celebrate the achievements of young campaigners who have already taken positive action.
Photo Contest - young people’s photos that capture ‘campaigning in action’ that was started or helped by young people
Nominations can be submitted online, for individuals or groups, at www.changeit.org.uk. Every young person nominated will receive a certificate of recognition. Campaigns can be big or small and deal with any issue. Judges are looking for passion, innovation and the determination to create change. The closing date is 12 January 2009 –so nominate today!
Winners will be announced at an award ceremony in spring 2009. Spread the word! Forward this to family, friends and colleagues who may know remarkable young people. It is an excellent way to encourage and recognise young campaigners, the leaders of tomorrow.