Community awards kids
DO you know any kids out there that are role models?
The organisers of Kids in Community (KIC) want to know about them to give them recognition for their efforts.
The Tweed KIC award was in its third year and past winners were at South Tweed Sports Club yesterday for the launch to show just how significant the awards were for the kids that were nominated.
Keeliah Frost, 17, was last year's recipient of the supportive groups award for her work as part of Kingscliff school's Kokerek dance group.
The dance group travelled to other schools and community events to teach others about Aboriginal culture and support Indigenous youth.
"This award (KIC) was more of award to show that I have the right stuff," Keeliah said.
"It gave me a lot of confidence."
Since launching in Lismore in 2000 the award has become the biggest youth award in the region.
Founders Des and Maria Kelly said the award was to put the spotlight on the kids in the community that were making a difference.
"We have very quiet achievers in our community," Mr Kelly said.
Ms Kelly said the award was growing each year with the Tweed nominations almost doubling from 2010 to 2011.
People can be nominated in the age groups 13-18 years old or 19-25 years old for the various awards.
Nomination forms can be picked up from the Tweed's high schools and TAFEs, PCYC, Pottsville Beach Community Centre, Murwillumbah Youth Centre, or Southern Cross Building Society branches.