Hertfordshire '17

Young People of the Year

Revealing, Recognising and Rewarding Positive Role Models

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YOPEY needs your help to find young unsung heroes

Everyone has become so focused on the negative that they have forgotten there are many fantastic young people out there. In today's negative climate, these fantastic young people have become too wary to put themselves forward. Or they are simply too modest, or too shy, or feel too out of step with their anti-social peers, to nominate themselves

So YOPEYs are open to anyone to nominate young people as well as to positive young people to enter themselves. This can be done on these pages – see panels on the right – or write to Young People of the Year, PO Box 103, Hare Street, Ware SG9 0XD, for a paper form

Once we hear about young unsung heroes YOPEY swings into action with its '3 Rs' – ­ Reveal, Recognise and Reward

We reveal fantastic young people doing great things for others. Typically nominations come from youth organisations, charities, the nominee's own family and schools. But the competition is open to the whole community to nominate and the young people, and their friends and colleagues, are allowed to nominate too

We recognise as many of these young people as possible with the help of the local media who give publicity to many of the entries. Everyone who gets involved in a YOPEY, from sponsors to simply being a guest at a YOPEY Awards Ceremony, is also recognising these fantastic young people

Finally, we reward the very best of these fantastic young people with prize money put up by local businesses, local authorities, service clubs or another community-minded sponsor. In keeping with YOPEY's values of Revealing, Recognising and Rewarding young people who give to others, the winners and runners-up give half their prize money to supporting organisations, such as a school, charity or recognised youth organisation

Endless positive acts 'revealed recognised and rewarded'

The kind of positive acts YOPEY 'Reveals, Recognises, Rewards' include:

• caring for family who maybe ill, disabled of have other problems;
• helping run a youth club or other organization;
• looking after abandoned or neglected animals;
• making communities safer through initiative or behaviour;
• raising money for charity or other good causes;
• running a campaign to improve people's health and wellbeing;
• showing a spirit in

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