By Elaine Cleary – TOYP Project Director
For over 50 years JCI has been honouring Ten Outstanding Young People in the World. In April 2016 I was asked to lead on this project for JCI Scotland to find our best and brightest talents to put forward for this award. With previous winners such as Jackie Chan, Elvis and Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow (Mary’s Meals) we knew the bar was set high, but we were confident that in 2017 we have the best and most outstanding young people going forward for this prestigious international award.
It has been one of the most rewarding programmes I have worked on through JCI and having the opportunity of meeting and talking to all the honourees has been so inspiring. Their stories of strength, achievement and the challenges they have overcome to pursue their dreams and passion, they are truly outstanding. After a tough selection process we found our outstanding young people who demonstrate the best of Scottish talent and leadership. You can read more about the achievements of James, Laura Kate, Myles, Gemma, Stephen, Blair and Cameron here.
Our winners will be awarded at the Celebrating Scottish Success event on the 28th April. The event is open to the public and I would encourage you to come along and meet some of Scotland’s Outstanding Young People and hear their stories on the night. Tickets are £10 for members and £15 for non-members and further details can be found here http://bit.ly/2mXlzoa