The Believe Awards
The Believe Awards began its journey back in 2012, created and coordinated by Ykids, a Bootle based children and community charity. At Ykids, we wanted to challenge the commonly poor representation of young people by bringing to the light those young people who are an example of resilience, selflessness and in the service of others.
The Believe Awards are open to nominations of young people aged 7-17 living in Merseyside. A campaign seeking nominations will run for six weeks closing on June 1st 2022. Our theme this year, “The Greatest Show on Earth” will celebrate remarkable young people who have made a difference in their community. Nominees are then short listed to 10 young winners who will be invited to a spectacular event at the beautiful Isla Gladstone Conservatory in Stanley Park on the 29th of June 2022, where they will receive VIP treatment, a honoured award and a marvellous experience.
Celebrating inspirational 7-17 year olds across Merseyside
Who are Ykids?
Our aim is to raise World Changers, creating life-changing opportunities for young people to discover their potential and achieve great things.
Working in Bootle since 2002, Ykids works to improve the lives and futures of children, young people and their families living in some of the UK’s most deprived areas. While our heart and soul are in our local community of Bootle, we actively work across the Merseyside region; providing innovative mentoring programmes, school and street projects, sports & arts initiatives, large community events, parent groups and support, a community pantry and 10 weekly clubs ranging from theatre and the arts, to life skills and sport. We also run an award-winning children’s bookshop and literacy project, Kingsley and Co, which offers a Steam Punk Victorian Explorer experience, discovery room, café, moving bookcases and hidden classrooms and promotes literacy through the joy of story. We even have our very own working Time Machine.
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to support Ykids in its mission to change young lives by becoming a sponsor of The Believe Awards 2022, an annual, high-profile event to honour and celebrate the remarkable children and young people of Merseyside.
For more about Ykids visit www.ykids.co.uk