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Celebrating young people in Warwickshire

A conscious rap duo, theatre group and music centre are among the performers of an annual celebration of young people who have made a positive contribution to the community.

Organised by Warwickshire County Council’s Positive about Young People programme, the ‘Celebration of Partnerships’ event features individuals and groups who have all been involved in projects that help tackle disaffection among young people, and youth crime.

Whitnash-based Streetz R Watching, representatives from the Stratford Music Centre, young people from the GAP Community Centre and a youth project from Rugby Theatre are some of the groups already confirmed to perform at the event at North Leamington School on Friday 30 April.

All of the projects involved in the celebration event have been set up to improve the lives of young people and make a positive impact on their local communities.

Michael Maguire, head of Warwickshire County Council’s Positive about Young People programme, said: “The celebration event is a chance for young people to show just some of the successes they have achieved with help from Positive about Young People over the last year.

“Every year we are delighted by performances and the number of people who get involved, so I am sure this year will be no different.”

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children, Young People and Families, said: “Young people really embrace the celebration event as a chance to highlight issues affecting them and how they are doing their bit for their communities, and I applaud everyone involved for their hard work and dedication.“

To find out more information about Warwickshire County Council’s Positive about Young People programme, visit http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/payp.