Young Volunteer Stephen Kenny makes The Young Scottish Green List!
Stephen Kenny (16) from Garthamlock has lots to celebrate after making The Young Scottish Green List which highlights young people dedicating their time to making positive change in Scotland.
The final took place at Edinburgh University on 9th March 2011 and Stephen was one of the 15 winners across the whole of Scotland!
Stephen says ‘To be in the Young Scottish Green List is amazing and I am proud to be in it!’
Stephen volunteers for Playbusters and is a fantastic ambassador for the ‘Grow Green with Glasgow's East End' project.
Stephen’s Key Green achievements -
- Volunteered at the community allotment
- Made eco-superheroes from recycled materials
- Helped transform a disused area
- Used flowers to brighten the lives of Sheltered Housing residents
- Appeared in the Lord Provost’s Parade
- Helped set up an office recycling system
- Inspired others to improve their local environment
- Attended ‘peak oil’ conference
- Promoted ‘green’ issues at open days
- Participated in environment group
Stephen says ‘Volunteering has been a great opportunity for me. It boosted my confidence and helped me unlock skills I never thought I had.’
Stephen is a great role model and is learning necessary skills to lead others through Glasgow Life’s ‘Young People into Volunteering and Leadership’ programme. Stephen also received an impressive 200 hour Millennium Volunteer Award signed by The Scottish Government.
Playbusters Project Manager Margaret Layden says ‘Young people like Stephen are the future. He has made a huge contribution with his commitment and enthusiasm!’