Teresa urges local young people to put themselves forward for youth mentoring award worth up to £40,000

Teresa has written to Bexley and Greenwich councils and local secondary schools to encourage them to get behind the Ambition AXA Awards. This biennial programme is an open invitation to all talented 11-18 year olds to nominate themselves for a generous mentoring package worth up to £40,000.

The Awards aim to give exceptional young people the opportunity to develop their skills through a bespoke mentoring prize designed for them by someone who is already a leader in their chosen field. There are five categories for entry; Sport, Arts, Science, Community and Enterprise and a winner for each category.

Entries will be judged by a panel of experts and celebrities including; Camila Batmanghelidjh the founder of Kids Company, Karen Brady of Apprentice fame, Alex James of Blur, Jason Bradbury from Channel 5’s The Gadget Show, and Amy Williams the Olympic Gold Medallist. There will be an awards ceremony in London later this year where the celebrities will present the Awards to the five winners.

Supporting the Awards, Teresa said:

“This is a very positive scheme and a good opportunity to encourage young people in our area to showcase their talents. I hope Bexley and Greenwich councils and local schools will also give the awards their support and help identify potential young applicants.


“I know we have a lot of driven and talented young people in my constituency. Winning this prize could be life changing and I urge everyone who thinks they have a shot at the award to apply.”


Full information about the Awards can be found here together with details of how to enter. A PDF application form is available here. The deadline for applications is 14 October 2011.

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