The 2015 YOGIE Awards go to…

Mick Gentleman

MICK Gentleman has presented awards to the winners of the 2015 YOGIE Awards for the youth sector.

“The YOGIE Awards recognise the people, organisations and services that provide outstanding work to achieve positive outcomes for young people,” Mick said.

“I congratulate everyone who received a YOGIE Award today and acknowledge their professionalism, passion and commitment.

“This is the tenth year the YOGIE Awards have run. Categories include organisation, service, program or project awards; individual awards; and a new media award to recognise an outstanding media article or program which has positively promoted or represented young people in the ACT.

“Canberra has a young population, with young people aged 12 to 25 comprising 19 per cent of our total population. As a government and community it is important to ensure all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.”

The winners are:

Organisation, Service, Program or Project Awards

  • Outstanding Achievement in Youth Participation Award: Amaroo School Project Yum
  • Innovation in Practice Award: YWCA Computer Clubhouse
  • Collaboration for Change Award: Gungahlin Youth Drop In
  • Excellence in Research and Evaluation: ACT Human Rights Commission “Passing the Message Stick”
  • Excellence in Organisational Practice Award: Youth Coalition of the ACT – Youth participation projects

Individual Awards

  • Outstanding Youth Worker Award: Zac Bryers – St Johns Care
  • Outstanding New Talent Award: Kieran Purves – CatholicCare
  • Outstanding Contribution to Young People Award: Natasha Drumgold – YWCA
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Siobhan Cosgrave, Our Place (Barnardos)

Media Award

  • Outstanding media article or program which has positively promoted or represented young people in the ACT: Matthew Raggatt – Canberra Times.

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