Lewis Holden, National candidate for Rimutaka, congratulates Grady Murphy of Upper Hutt who has been awarded the Giving Back award as part of the Youth Week Awards 2014.
“These awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution and achievements young New Zealanders make in our communities,” Mr Holden said.
There are 24 recipients of a Youth Week Award across the four categories of: the Leadership, Change Maker, Giving Back, and Working for Young People.
“National believes in supporting young Kiwis to develop skills and knowledge in decision-making and leadership.
“By volunteering and leading significant projects in our community, young people are not only making a positive contribution, they are building essential skills and attributes for employment.
“There are many young people making positive contributions in our community here, and across New Zealand. I hope these awards inspire other young Kiwis to embrace the theme of Youth Week 2014 and ‘Be the Change’ they want to see in our society,” Mr Holden said.
Youth Week runs from 17-25 May and is a fantastic opportunity to recognise, support, and celebrate the significant contribution and achievements of youth in our communities.
To read more about the Youth Week 2014 Awards and the recipients: www.myd.govt.nz/news/2014/youth-week-2014-awards-recipients.html