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Commissioner Celebrates Young People's Achievements


PCC Barry Coppinger at the Middlesbrough Integrated Youth Support Service Awards

Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, was proud to highlight Middlesbrough young people’s achievements last night at a Celebration Night held at the Acklam Green Centre.

The evening, which was organised by Middlesbrough Integrated Youth Support Service, was an opportunity for family, friends and organisations to celebrate the fantastic achievements of some of the town’s younger residents.

Awards included Sports Leaders, Arts and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award together with the IYSS BEST awards, which recognize Bravery, Enthusiasm, Support and Thoughtfulness.

Young people’s achievements through the Positive Futures Project were also on show with The Children’s University, Boxing Awards and Arts Awards, and the premier screening of ‘Backlash’, a film produced by a group of young people addressing issues around bullying and its devastating effects.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, said: “I am very pleased to be able to support initiatives such as this, which allow young people to showcase their positive achievements and contributions to society. All too often the actions of a small minority of young people who behave irresponsibly shape public opinion regarding all young people.

“In my role as Commissioner I am keen to highlight the positive activities being carried out by youth groups and other young people’s organisations across Cleveland, and am extremely proud to be able to support awards such as these.”


Posted on Tuesday 29th October 2013
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