Hammerson Charity Committee Supports Young Achievers Publication in Barnet

20 Jun 2016

​With the support of Hammerson charity committee funding, Nutmeg, a London Borough of Barnet charity, has created a magazine featuring 20 young achievers.

With the support of Hammerson charity committee funding, Nutmeg, a London Borough of Barnet charity, has created a magazine featuring 20 young achievers.

The young people have been selected for their achievements in a range of areas such as Academics, Arts, Business, Community, Politics and Sport.

Those featured in the magazine were selected through a thorough nominations process that took place in February 2016. This process was promoted through an online campaign as well as by contacting local community groups, organisations and educational institutions. The campaign reached over 8,000 people on social media alone and resulted in 38 nominations.

A communications volunteer was recruited mid-February to support production of the magazine by writing magazine content, liaising with stakeholders and assisting with its promotion. The volunteer gave 60 hours of her time over a period of four months, gaining valuable skills and experience.

A team of 10 young people, aged 16-18, assisted in the promotion, design and shortlisting of nominations. In March the group met to review the nominations and shortlisted 20 young achievers to feature in the magazine. As a result of being involved in the project, the teenagers developed skills including teamwork, negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.

“Thank you very much for accepting my nomination. It is such a privilege to feature in Nutmeg Community's Beyond the Class (BTC) magazine.” Joanna, BTC young achiever

“I'm so grateful! I never even guessed I would be part of it! Thank you so much.” Ann, BTC young achiever

“Utterly inspiring!! You guys are doing a fantastic job highlighting these young people. Seriously pat on the back to you and the nutmeg community Team.” Photographer

Follow this link to see video of the magazine launch event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLqrW12DXUXYmWRQk2wjHKl-7WcO8YRt6O&v=o00JlXwWFE4