YMCA WA was the recipient of the 2015 City of Belmont Opportunity Award.
The award recognises the achievements of an individual, group or organisation that has enhanced the amenity and quality of life in the City of Belmont or assisted the City to achieve its objectives.
Mayor Phil Marks said the YMCA was awarded for delivering programs that have a significantly positive impact on young people, leading to even greater benefits to the community.
“Working with the City since 2012, the YMCA has provided the City’s young people with access to highly trained and qualified youth workers, innovative programs and best practice youth focused activities in a supportive, safe and youth friendly space,” he said.
“They provide recreational and educational opportunities to all young people regardless of gender, cultural identity or ability, valuing the individual and diversity of knowledge, experiences and skills each person brings.”
He said its programs were designed to be inclusive and accessible for all young people.
“YMCA WA has also worked closely with the City to consult with our youth to develop a brand to represent their space at the Youth Centre. As a result, The Base@Belmont brand was implemented in February 2015,” he said.
“With a variety of services and programs on offer, they have contributed to the City achieving the industry standard in our recent Catalyse Survey for services and facilities for youth.”