The SE1 United youth forum is holding the first ever Youth Oscars to celebrate the achievements of young people in Lambeth and Southwark who have made a positive impact in their local community by fighting social exclusion and crime.
Nominated by their local school or youth club, the award-winning young people are responsible for making a real difference to the disadvantaged neighbourhoods in which they live. They have developed new activities and opportunities which give young people something positive to do in their spare time as well as changing their attitudes to crime and boosting their confidence and self-esteem.
22 prizes will be awarded in categories including:
- Outstanding contribution to the community
- Turning someone's life around
Over 500 young people from across London will attend the event which has been organised by three youth entrepreneurs: Lucie Mills (16), Jack Goldfinch (17) and Renee Jackson (17).
To support the event, they have raised funds from The Big Boost, Lambeth First and the North Lambeth and North Southwark Sport Action Zone.