The Jack Petchey Foundations Flagship Programme
The Boys’ Brigade in London is one of 1600 schools and youth organisations to run the scheme which recognises outstanding young people aged 11-15 across London and Essex. Jack Petchey Achievement Award winners are young people who have gone above and beyond to achieve – perhaps when others thought they might fail.
The Achievement Awards are not solely for academic achievement – they may be used to recognise a personal triumph for someone who has faced a challenge, a young person who has pushed themselves outside of their comfort zone or it may be an opportunity to recognise the outstanding efforts of a team player.
To achieve an award, a young person is nominated by their peers within Boys’ Brigade. An important part of the scheme is the involvement of young people in selecting the award winners for their hard work and efforts. We want young people to recognise and celebrate the success of their peers, not just be put forward for awards by leaders.
Each award winner will receive a certificate, pin badge and a book from Sir Jack himself. They will also choose how to spend a £250 grant to benefit their Boys’ Brigade Company. Similarly to the Leaders Award, this could be spent on a piece of equipment, or it could be spent on a day trip that would enhance the programme of your group – the choice is down to the young person who won the award.
Every year Boys’ Brigade holds an Awards Ceremony to recognise all those who have received an award and be presented with a medallion in front of their families and friends. This is a great occasion to celebrate the achievement of young people and leaders within our organisation and all winners are encouraged to attend.
Nominations for the Young Peoples Awards can be made between 1st January and 31st May and between 1st September and 31st October each year. Once you have been notified that a young person has achieved the award, companies have six months in which to use the grant money.
Nominations must be made using our online form.