29 October 2018
More than 150 young people from Jersey Youth Service projects around the Island are due to attend a red carpet event to celebrate their achievements tomorrow evening.
The YOSCARS - or Youth Oscars - is being held on Tuesday 30 October and will be attended by Education Minister Senator Tracey Vallois, Children’s Minister Senator Sam Mézec and Principle Youth Officer Mark Capern who will present the awards.
Prince’s Trust award-winner Katy Glendenning is opening the event and Mark Rogers, the Director General of Children, Young People, Education and Skills, and Children’s Commissioner Deborah McMillan have also been invited to attend the high-profile event.
On the night the new Youth Ambassador will be announced who will raise awareness and be the voice of the Jersey Youth Service across government and in the community. Young people will host the event, provide entertainment and a video made by two Hautlieu students showcasing the work of the Jersey Youth Service will be shown for the first time at the ceremony.
Principal Youth Officer Mark Capern said: “The YOSCARS is a chance to formally recognise and celebrate young people’s achievements and will bring young people together from youth projects across the Island. This is a fantastic way of empowering young people and recognising their journey through the Youth Service.”
Throughout the evening, children aged between 11 and 17 years old, from 18 different Youth Service projects, will collect bronze, silver or gold awards for their successes during the year.
Education Minister Senator Tracey Vallois said: “I am delighted to be attending this year’s YOSCARS and congratulations to everyone involved in staging this special awards ceremony to recognise the fantastic projects which young people in Jersey are involved in. We are so lucky to have young people so actively involved in the Youth Service, working as volunteers with other young people, being involved in high-profile interviews, such as the appointment of Jersey’s first Children’s Commissioner, and organising events and activities.”
Children’s Minister Senator Sam Mézec added: “I am really looking forward to an exciting and special evening with the Jersey Youth Service and the hundreds of young people who take part in the projects. These projects help to give young people a voice, build confidence and self-esteem and the annual YOSCARS is a fantastic way of bringing all these successes together and celebrating young people’s achievements. I would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate everyone involved in organising such an important awards ceremony for young people in Jersey.”