March 2016 - Award Recognition for Teen Talk & HIYA

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Support Worker, Sophia Ioannou, is joined by HIYA members Daniel Slater and Brandon Carter, to receive certificates from the High Sheriff of Essex, Vincent Thompson, and BBC Presenter Etholle George.


High Sheriff Gives Recognition to
Teen Talk and HIYA

Teen Talk and youth forum, Harwich Inspired Youth Action (HIYA), have been recognised for their contribution to community safety and crime prevention by the High Sheriff of Essex.
Teen Talk representatives Jodie Hall and Sophia Ioannou, and HIYA members Daniel Slater and Brandon Carter, joined more than 40 voluntary and community organisation at this year’s ceremony, held at Hylands House in Chelmsford.
Certificates were presented to HIYA by outgoing High Sheriff of Essex, Vincent Thompson, to acknowledge the strong and continuing commitment of HIYA’s young members to community safety and intergenerational cohesion in Harwich and Dovercourt. In addition, Teen Talk received £500 from the High Sheriffs’ fund towards the purchase of IT equipment that will enable HIYA to develop a campaign on hate crime and to support other activities which improve community safety.
Project Manager, Jodie Hall, said ‘It’s great to see the young people of HIYA getting recognition from the High Sheriff. All the members work so hard on their projects to make a difference in their community and Teen Talk can’t wait to help them get started on putting together new media for their crime campaign.’

For more information about HIYA and how to get involved, contact Jodie Hall on 01255 504800 or email
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