Announcing our Headline Sponsor for 2016

We are delighted to welcome Barnardo’s back as not only sponsors of the Resilience category, but also our Headline Sponsor for 2016

Barnardos

Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan said: “We’re really proud to help recognise the successes of black and mixed heritage young people through our support for the BYA Awards. Every day Barnardo’s supports a diverse range of children, young people and families, and we continually witness those young people achieving great things despite the many barriers that may be placed in front of them. There are so many inspiring stories out there, and I’d encourage people to get nominating so we can hear those stories at the awards ceremony in November.”

Community Category sponsor Juvenis

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Community Category Sponsor 2016 – Winston Goode & Juvenis

Winston fell into a career working with children and young people when he was just a teenager himself. Inspired at a youth club led by one of London’s major charitable housing trusts, he quickly developed a deep passion for youth work. This resolve stuck with him for over 20 years during which he has worked with various educational establishments, youth services and youth justice organisations.  

As a qualified practitioner in the youth work & criminal justice sector he provides specialist support to young people across London.   Currently he is the Project Manager for South Central Youth and was previously The Positive Change Manager & Assistant Head Of Build-it London; two key programmes in Lambeth under the remit of London Youth.  His wish is to combine the knowledge and experience gained in these areas to develop young people’s future potential.

 

Aside from youth work and overseeing my own registered charity Juvenis – which believes that all young people have more than once chance to fulfil their potential – I am commited to BYA Awards and what the awards stand for within our community.”

 

Winston is also a Director for Brixton Soup Kitchen (a service for the homeless), Trustee for Block Workout Foundation (a street gym initiative which supports young people through free workouts and mentoring), Head of Partnerships for Spirit Of London Awards (SOLA) which showcases the achievements and community spirit of London’s young people.  

 

In his spare time he sponsors a number of community events that specialize in supporting young talent such as Peckham BMX Club and last years Urban Entertainment Awards.

 

Find out more about sponsorship opportunities here