The Giving Back Award

Youth Week 2014 Award Recipients Announced

On the 20th of May 2014 the Minister of Youth Affairs, Hon Nikki Kaye, announced the 24 recipients of a Youth Week 2014 Award.


Over 100 nominations were received for this Award. All nominees have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to their community and have been involved in a huge number of exciting and innovative activities to address their community's needs

Among the recipients were our own Cameron Russel age 19 from Christchurch.

Cameron started volunteering for the Familial Trust Children's Group when he was 15. This is a group for young children who experience difficult family circumstances with addiction issues.

Cameron has used his past family experiences to help other young people. He teaches these young children how to make positive decisions at school and at home.

Giving back

The Giving Back Award is awarded to a young person whose actions address a current need and have had a significant impact on their community.