Damien McCabe is the newest member of Kids in the Community. Other members are (from left) Kym Kranen, Lisa McCabe, Gaye Breen and Karen Low.
Damien McCabe is the newest member of Kids in the Community. Other members are (from left) Kym Kranen, Lisa McCabe, Gaye Breen and Karen Low. Blainey Woodham

Reward kids who make a difference

DO YOU know a young person who is actively making a difference in their community?

Kids in Community are hosting Tweed awards for the second year in a row after more than 10 years of success in the Northern Rivers.

The Kids in Community awards recognise young people for their positive efforts within the community and highlight the important role of youth in building strong communities.

This year Damien McCabe, 14, has joined the Kids in Community as the youngest board member in the award's history.

Committee member Kym Kranen said the committee was excited to host the awards on the Tweed for the second year.

“It's only our second year here on the Tweed so we are really looking to ramp it up,” Ms Kranen said.

“Last year we had 50 nominations, this year we want 100,” Ms Kranen said.

“If anyone has nominations they can lodge them at any time after the official launch of Kids in Community on May 5.

“We are also looking for sponsors.

“Our sponsors help encourage the positive efforts of young people within our region to flourish.

“We're also really happy to welcome Damien to the committee as our youngest member.”

Nominations can be made in the following categories:

  • Young people actively supporting others – youth in general, indigenous youth, diverse youth and community
  • Young people inspiring their peers – role models, against all odds
  • Community members supporting young people – individual mentors and supporting groups and media reporting.

The 2011 Kids in Community Tweed Shire launch will be held on May 5, 5:30pm at the South Tweed Sports Club.

RSVP to Lisa McCabe by April 28 on 07 5524 3121.

For full details visit www.kic.com.au.



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