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Youth workers recognised at YOGIES

By Barcham - 27 November 2013 0

Tonight Joy Burch announced the 2013 winners of the YOGIE Awards which represent outstanding practice working with 12 to 25 year olds.

Congratulations to all the winners.

“Tonight’s nominees and winners demonstrate the commitment, dedication, excellence and support provided by the sector in supporting our young people,” Ms Burch said.

“I thank and congratulate all tonight’s nominees and winners as well as extend my appreciation to all workers in this critically important area of youth support.”

The Awards, now in their 10th year, are hosted by the Youth Coalition of the ACT.

“Each year the achievements of the nominees and winners are an inspiration not only to the sector, but the wider Canberra Community,” Ms Burch said.

“From helping young people who may be disengaged from their community, to community organisations helping young people address complex, personal issues, to youth workers who continually show us all what it means to be selfless in the line of work, this year’s nominees and winners continue to reflect this.”

The 2013 YOGIE Award Winners:

Organisation, Service, Program or Project:
— Outstanding Achievement in Youth Participation Award: Headspace ACT Youth Reference Group, Headspace ACT.
— Innovation in Practice Award: Youth Law Centre ACT.
— Collaboration for Change Award: Emergency Accommodation Network, Salvation Army Oasis Youth Network & Canberra Youth Residential Service.
— Excellence in Research and Evaluation Award: Experiencing Out-of-Home Care in Australia: The Views of Children and Young People, CREATE Foundation.
— Excellence in Organisational Practice Award: After Hours Bail Service, Youth Justice, Youth Services, Office for Children, Youth and Family Support.

Individual:
— Outstanding Youth Worker Award: Braithe Thomson, Youth Services, Tuggeranong Region.
— Outstanding New Talent Award: Arianne Wright, Family Tree House, Conflict Resolution Service.
— Lifetime Achievement Award: Denise Brasser, Youth Education Program & Youth Connections, Anglicare.
— Outstanding Contribution to Young People Award: Moo Klue Di Gay, Multicultural Youth Services ACT.

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