“This is something I have done that’s nothing like anything else I have done before. It’s been really great!” – participant.
Congratulations to the graduates of the first Our Future Our Keighley Leadership Programme – class of 2013.
An awards ceremony was held in Keighley Central Hall where Cllr Ralph Berry, Bradford Council member with portfolio for children and Jani Rashid, Head of Diversity and Cohesion, Bradford Council handed out awards and special prizes.
“This night is for our young people to celebrate their achievements not only for completing the programme, but also for embodying the attitude and spirit that we wanted to show the world, that Keighley’s youth have a lot to offer, that they can make a difference and that their voices must be heard”. – Mansoor Abbasi, Executive Director, The Intercivil Society.
Our graduates are now taking up opportunities to connect with decision makers to ensure young peoples voices are being represented when the policies that affect them are being created.
“I know that the programme being undertaken here is ground breaking stuff” – Cllr Ralph Berry