09 Feb Sophie Simmonds Wins Runner-Up at 2022 Youth Awards for Inspirational Young Person
Back On Track Teens is delighted to announce that Sophie Simmonds won runner-up for Inspirational Young Person at the Youth Awards 2022, thanks to her fantastic personal and business development since joining Back On Track Teens.
The award ceremony, held on the 18th of November 2022 at Stoke City F.C, was hosted by Sporting Communities and celebrated the achievements of young people and the barriers they have overcome.
Sophie was nominated when Pam Green received an email from Stoke-on-Trent Youth Collective. After reading the categories, Pam knew that Sophie was the perfect fit for the Inspirational Young Person Award. Highlighting Sophie’s excellent personal and business development at Back On Track Teens, Pam nominated her and a few weeks later, Sophie received the good news to say she had been shortlisted for the event later in the year.
Accompanied by Pam and Spark to your Success volunteer Linnet Nyawara, Sophie attended the spectacular event which celebrated the incredible young people in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. Sophie was thrilled to have won runner-up, an acknowledgment of her hard work and inspiring development. The award recognises the difference that can be made to young people when they use Back On Track Teens services, and it proves that being surrounded by positivity, empowerment and support can really contribute to a positive impact on young lives in our community.
The awards ceremony gave Sophie and the team a chance to showcase the work of Back On Track Teens and illustrate firsthand the real influence that we can make. “This award holds a lot of personal importance, as it shows the immense personal growth I have achieved in just over a year,” says Sophie.
During the event, Sophie received positive comments and feedback, congratulating her inspirational work, alongside family and friends who showed their support. Back On Track Teens is proud of Sophie and her dedication to changing the lives of young people for the better.