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Scotland’s National Agency for Youth Work is looking for the very best youth work being done with young people across Aberdeenshire.

Youth workers and volunteers in Scotland are being encouraged to nominate entries for the National Youth Worker of the Year Awards 2016 organised by YouthLink Scotland.

The 9th National Youth Worker of the Year Awards will be yet another fantastic showcase for the 80,000 youth workers and volunteers, whose remarkable work supports over 380,000 young people to reach their potential each week.

There are 10 distinctive categories this year including: Climate Change Champion; Young Person’s Champion and a Creative Arts Champion; there are also awards for innovative youth work as well as Scotland’s Volunteer of the Year.

Recent research carried out on behalf of YouthLink Scotland estimates that youth work delivers £7 in value for every £1 it costs.

The deadline for nominations for each of the 10 award categories is Thursday,December 17 2015. An Awards Dinner to announce and celebrate the achievements of the finalists will be held on Thursday, March 10 2016 in Glasgow.