A red carpet event is being staged for the first time this year to celebrate the achievements of young people who take part in Jersey Youth Service projects across the Island.
The YOSCARS – or Youth Oscars – takes place on Thursday 7th November at the Radisson Blu Hotel. More than 200 young people have gained awards and 150 are due to take part on the night. They will be collecting bronze, silver or gold awards for their successes during the year. The very first Jersey Youth Service ‘Youth Ambassador’ will also be announced from a shortlist of three nominees. The high-profile event will feature a programme of entertainment by young musicians, dancers and entertainers from various youth projects.
The YOSCARS were devised to highlight the progress young people make through their involvement with the Youth Service and the development steps they take as part of Jersey’s Youth Curriculum.
Principal Youth Officer Mark Capern said: “We are lucky to have young people actively involved in the Youth Service, working as volunteers with other young people, sitting on youth project committees and helping to organise activities and events. These opportunities give young people a voice in the way our service is delivered so it stays relevant to their needs. The YOSCARS is a way to formally recognise and celebrate young people’s achievements and will bring together young people from youth projects across the Island. We are all looking forward to an exciting and special evening.”
- The title of the YOSCARS and strapline ‘Believe and Achieve’ were chosen by young people in an online competition.
- A non-alcoholic YOSCARS cocktail has been created following a competition and will be served during the evening.
- The Young Ambassador will champion youth work and raise the profile of the service to get more islanders involved.
- The YOSCARS compere will be Chris Halford from Channel 103.