YOUNG AMBASSADOR OF THE 21st CENTURY FINALS WEEKEND 2019
District Final 2019 November 3rd
The District Competition needs your club to find a candidate!!
Candidates need to be aged 15-18 and must not have reached their 19th birthday by 30 June 2020. They should also have a community project in which they are involved and able to give a three minute presentation about this and how they would like the bursary to be spent if they win the competition.
Candidates need to be available on 3rd November 2019, 21-23 February 2020, and 14 March 2020 and for Europa Forum 2020. Should our District Candidate win the Multi-District Final then they will also be invited to speak at the Multi-District Convention in May 202
The application forms are available on the multi-district website and completed forms need to be with either DO Lion Kate or DO Lion Steve by 21 October.
Please do not hesitate to contact either of us if you have any queries or would like us to come and speak to your club at one of your meetings. Please feel free to use the letter that follows this article (to show to any potential candidates) from Chris Phillips our District and Multi District winner from a couple of years ago which highlights his programme and how being Young Ambassador has helped him.
DO Lion Kate Barlow DO Lion Steve Brown
AIM OF THE SCHEME
The scheme operates throughout Europe and aims to recognise, encourage and support young people who are actively involved in the welfare of the community.
To be eligible, candidates must have reached their 15th birthday, but not their 19th birthday on or before 30 June in the year in which the MD Final is to be held.
- Candidates are selected by a Lions, Leos or Lioness Club. Each club is responsible for actively sponsoring the candidate at subsequent levels.
- Each participating club is asked to contribute £30, of which should be forwarded by the District Treasurer to the Youth Trust.
- Candidates will progress through various levels (Club and District) up to MD Final. The MD Final winner will progress to the European Final to be held at Europa Forum.
All participants in the MD Final will be awarded a bursary of £500.
For the winner of the MD Final, the award consists of:
- A further bursary of £1000
- The Winterflood Securities Ltd. Silver Rose Bowl, held for one year
- A small silver replica of the Winterflood Securities Ltd. Rose Bowl presented at the end of their year as Young Ambassador winner
- A commitment to address the MD Convention in the winning year, with expenses paid by the Youth Trust and in the following year to report back on acheivements
- An invitation to the MD International Youth Centre, with expenses paid by the Multiple District
- A commitment to participate in the Young Ambassador of the 21st Century European Award, to be held at Europa Forum later in the same year.
JUDGING OF THE CANDIDATES FOR THE AWARDS
- Candidates involvement in community service, up to 50% of the marks
- Personality and leadership qualities, up to 15%
- Proposed use of the bursary, up to 15%
- Ability to speak for up to 3 minutes about community activities, up to 20%
USE OF THE BURSARIES
Bursaries are to be used to support the candidates’ projects or for training to develop the candidates’ potential to carry out their welfare work. They are not intended to be for the personal financial benefit of the candidates.
WHERE TO FIND CANDIDATES
- Leo Clubs
- Youth clubs
- Scouts and Guides
- Cadets (Army, Police and ATC)
- St John Ambulance
- Red Cross
- Other youth organisations