Congrats, Maisie!

We're so proud of Maisie for winning the Bristol Young Heroes Award for Arts & Culture! She is one of the most humble young people we work with. She's honest, dedicated and committed to helping others.

Maisie found her voice through art: she achieved two arts award qualifications, led projects in music as the Temple Records label manager, stage managed one of our productions and is now on You Produce, a course for festival producers. She's also been working with Off The Record on their wellbeing festival and being trained as a practitioner to help other young people experiencing ill mental health. 

We've seen her grow hugely in confidence in the last couple of years and overcome some huge barriers, so this recognition means the world to all of us! 

Well done, Keanon! 

Keanon is a great role model for other young people. Congrats for winning the Action Hero Award!

Keanon has been with us for the past eight months as a Sports Apprentice. He's enthusiastic and formed great relationships with young people in our youth clubs to get them engaged in positive activities. 

Keanon joined us through Coach Core, a Royal Foundation programme which offers a real chance for young people to move into employment or training and inspire thousands of others to take part in sport. 

He's previously volunteered with Youth Moves and worked on the National Citizen Service programme. He's now working with 11-13 year olds in Hillfields, developing their sports skills and gaining coaching skills. He's also taken the initiative and started working with young people in St Paul's as a football coach for Horn Youth Concern. 

Awesome, Maria! 

Maria was also nominated for the Action Hero category of the awards. She's been leading the amazing Unity Youth Forum, a place where BME young people get their voices heard across the city. Her leadership in campaigning has been amazing and she's a great advocate for young people. 

Maria and youth worker Shaista: