17 MARCH 2015 – Mentor is delighted to launch the third edition of the Young STAND (Scots Tackling Alcohol and Drugs) Awards 2015. Two winning projects will each receive a £1,000 cash prize and mentoring support to develop their project.
The Young STAND Awards aim to recognise and reward youth-led projects that help prevent children and young people in Scotland from misusing alcohol and other drugs, both now and in the future. Mentor believes that these projects deserve greater recognition for their hard work and support to continue making a difference to young people’s lives across the country.
Applications are now open for projects in two categories: schools and communities. We welcome all types of projects that have young people at the heart of their development and/or delivery.
Successful applicants will be shortlisted and invited to show a video presentation of their project at the awards ceremony on 8 June 2015 at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. Two winners, one from each project category, will receive £1,000 as well as further support and mentorship.
Mentor Scotland’s Development Manager, Gez Lawson, said:
“The Young STAND Awards are a golden opportunity for projects to share their learning and good practice and to be rewarded for their hard work. The last two years have shown that young people across Scotland are developing exciting and creative projects. These initiatives deserve greater appreciation for their innovative approach to alcohol and drug prevention.
“In our first year, we were so overwhelmed by the volume of exciting and imaginative projects that we had to increase the number of finalists. Last year’s awards again witnessed a diverse range of projects from across Scotland, highlighting the value of youth involvement. We are therefore very excited about welcoming another cohort of inspiring, creative young people to present their work at the Traverse Theatre on 8 June.”
A delegate at the STAND 2014 Awards ceremony commented:
“It was such a brilliant day, with great examples of fantastic work across Scotland. These young people are inspirational and I cannot wait until the next round of awards to see more projects being promoted and rewarded for their hard work.”
For further information about the competition and to apply, please visit our Young STAND Awards page.
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