Youth Matters Awards 2022

Shaquille Porteous, Michael Porteous, Gavin Barker and Steffen Benbow attended the Youth Matters Awards in London on Friday 18th November to celebrate the YMCA’s programmes and impact nationally. It was a wonderful evening of celebration and Robin Hood Group were finalists in a couple of the categories…

Y’s Girls

Y’s Girls Mentoring won Family and Youth Work Programme of the Year 2022!

Y’s Girls is a national youth programme designed to offer help and support to young women and girls at risk of developing mental health issues. Working with referrers such as social workers, schools and local police, Y’s Girls connects vulnerable young women aged 9 to 14 with mentors from a range of different backgrounds in Nottinghamshire to offer them support and positively influence their lives.

Shaquille Porteous

Shaquille Porteous, Youth Sports Coordinator was a finalist for Young Campaigner of the Year

Shaquille delivers various sports programmes for young people who live in YMCA supported housing in Mansfield and Newark. He has been an inspiration, encouraging and supporting young people to get active and take positive steps in their lives. He is passionate about fundraising and entered the Edinburgh Half Marathon earlier this year to raising a fantastic £1,745 (and counting!) for YMCA Robin Hood Group’s project partner, the Emmaus Trust.

Steffen Benbow, Operations Manager – Children, Youth and Families said, ‘I’m very pleased and proud of Shaquille, Asma, Shruti and all of the volunteer mentors at Robin Hood Group, positively representing our YMCA’s core values and engaging our children and young people positively to help them to develop and thrive. Congratulations on your amazing achievement!’

See here for more information on the event, categories and finalists

Youth Matters Awards 2022