Congratulations to Claire Love who was awarded the Jack Petchey Outstanding Leader Award for motivating and encouraging young people in an exceptional way.
The award was presented by Carla, the chair of the Basildon Borough Youth Council who nominated Claire and stated:
"Claire is a fantastic youth worker, she has supported the group to develop our skills which have enabled us to work effectively as a youth council and make a difference for our communities. Without Claire’s support and guidance I would not be applying to go to university. She has given me the confidence be ambitious."
The award presentation ended an amazing evening where the youth council launched their Lifting the Lid on Mental Health short animated film to an audience of parents, teachers, councillors and health professionals. The youth council will be developing an education resource pack for school and youth groups to use alongside the film.
Basildon Borough Youth Council meet bi-weekly on Thursday evenings at the South Area Youth Service Hub, Southernhay, Basildon.