The Young Scottish Minority Ethnic Awards will:
1. Acknowledge & highlight the achievements of young Scots from minority Ethnic backgrounds
2. Educate the general public with examples of youth achievement.
3. Encourage & motivate young Scots from minority Ethnic backgrounds at all levels in their chosen field of endeavour.
4. Develop a sense of pride in being Scottish
5. Build self-confidence through rewards for excellence.
6. Provide role models & mentors for our youth by highlighting their achievements and the pursuit of excellence.
7. Develop and encourage leadership and life skills in young Scots
The awards recognise the achievements of minority Ethnic youth in the following categories: Community Contribution; Best Arts Contribution; Sports Achievements; Friend of the Environment; Career Achievement; Future Political Force; Science & Technology/Engineering Initiative; Apprentice of the Year; Spirit of Scotland.
Young Scots from minority Ethnic backgrounds aged between 14 and 26 years are eligible for nomination. The nominations are now open and will close of the 8th of August – the nomination form is available on the website www.whozthedaddy.info.
Pauline McNeil MSP and Bashir Ahmad MSP have both whole heartedly lent their support to the awards:
“The Young Scottish Minority Ethnic Awards are a fantastic opportunity for the dynamic and inspirational youth of Scotland’s wonderfully rich tapestry of minority ethnic diversity to shine. I look forward to meeting and congratulating individuals whose actions and accomplishments have compelled peers to nominate them for this prestigious event.” Pauline McNeil MSP.
Around 200 people are expected to attend the inaugural Young Scottish Minority Ethnic Awards – guests will comprise of individuals and businesses with an interest in youth activity from a range of fields, as well as community leaders and public officials.
The event will begin at 4pm and wrap up at 9pm – consisting of a buffet meal, electric entertainment and fun filled speeches by representatives of Scotland and its dignitaries.
Official Charity Partner: Save the Children
Supported by: EMEC, The Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust, One Scotland – Scottish Government, Careers Scotland