The Hedland Taekwondo Club is among the finalists in the 2016 WA Youth Awards.
A small volunteer organisation it uses Korean martial art to engage, equip and empower young people to become leaders in the club and community. It has become a strong contributor to youth development in Port Hedland.
The WA Youth Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding young Western Australians aged 12 to 25 years who are making a positive difference in their communities, and who have often overcome major life challenges in doing so.
They also acknowledge exceptional youth-led groups and organisations through the Organisational Achievement Awards as well as a WA youth worker through the Minister for Youth's Most Outstanding Youth Worker Award.
Sixteen extraordinary young people have been selected as finalists and one individual category winner will be chosen as the WA Young Person of the Year.
The overall winner will have the opportunity to travel throughout WA to participate in youth-related events and activities.
The award categories are:
- Minister for Youth's Outstanding Youth Worker Award
- Commissioner for Children and Young People Participate Award
- ECU Community Leadership Award
- Organisational Achievement Award
- Cultural Endeavours Award
- Active Participation Award
Winners will be announced at the WA Youth Awards ceremony on November 25, 2016.
The awards are presented by the Youth Affairs Council of WA, in partnership with the Department of Local Government and Communities, and supported by Lotterywest.
For the full list of finalists, visit www.yacwa.org.au