Young Citizen Award – Sophie Evans

Although its called the Wolverhampton Young Citizen Award nominations aren’t restricted to young people living in the City.

Finalist Sophie Evans lives just over the border in Sedgley but as her Grandparents live in Bilston many of her activities have always been in Bilston.

A member of the scouting movement from the age of 6 Sophie represented the Wolverhampton East District at the World Scout Jamboree in Norway in 2011 and as a member of Wolverhampton East District Explorer scouts has become a young Leader and, as of this year, an assistant Cub Scout leader and continues to give her time freely.

The scouting movement changes lives by offering 6- to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities. The work which Sophie does helps children to reach their full potential by developing skills such as teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment – helping young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

Sophie now attends Halesowen College where she hopes to continue with Childcare, being motivated and aspiring to work with disabled children. In addition, she works with special needs youngsters, having given her time to support many fund Raising activities with a group who meet in Prouds Lane Bilston helping to raise the £2000 required each year to maintain and run the building. She consistently offers her help willingly and has a real passion for helping and supporting young people.

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