2011 Youth Work Award Winners

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, hosted the first National Christian Youth Work Awards at his Bishopthorpe Palace in September 2011.

A partnership between ‘We Love Our Youth Worker,’ (The National Charter for Church Youth Workers) and Youthwork magazine, the Awards seek to honour those that practice and support youth work all over the country. Individual winners such as ‘Youth Worker of the Year,’ and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ were honoured alongside organisations named ‘Best Youth Work Employer’ and ‘Most Innovative Youth Work.’

There was a feeling of shock among all the winners. Rebecca Hamer summed it up best, "I initially felt that no-one could deserve this. Then that everyone deserved it, and finally, that what God is doing here needs to be honoured."

Commenting on the awards, Archbishop John Sentamu said, "I’m delighted to be able to host this prestigious event at Bishopthorpe. To see Christian youth work going from strength to strength across the country is both inspiring and challenging, particularly in these difficult times. I'm humbled by the example set by those who give their time to Christian youth work on a voluntary basis. We need to encourage innovative youth work that puts the needs of young people first."

Youth Worker of the Year

Sponsored by: Moorlands College
Prize: ipad

This award is for a youth worker who's excelled at building positive relationships with young people, helping them to see their

Volunteer of the Year

Sponsored by: London School of Theology
Prize: 4* hotel break

This award is for a volunteer who's shown exceptional commitment to Christian youth work, freely offering their time and energy

Best Youth Work Employer

Sponsored by: CPAS Ventures & Falcons
Prize: Team building day at 'Go Ape'

This award is for an employer who gives outstanding support to their youth workers. They invest in them, providing practical and

Most Innovative Youth Work

Sponsored by: CYM
Prize: £300 to spend on the project

This award is for a project or piece of work that's bursting with faith and creativity.

Best Youth Work Resource

Sponsored by: Premier Youthwork
Prize: Full page advert in Premier Youthwork

This award is for a resource that's a proved itself to be a genuine asset to Christian youth work

Young Leader of the Year

Sponsored by: The Methodist Church
Prize: ipad mini

This award will be given to a young Christian who is rooted in their local church and having significant influence on other youn

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