Community Organisation Award for Age –
Academy Achievers work with children and young people (CYP) who are disaffected, disadvantaged, vulnerable and experience trauma coming from hard-to-reach communities. They are leading in Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) activities that involves CYP to develop their computational thinking and problem-solving skills. Academy Achievers were established to address the imbalances that BAME CYP were experiencing, including low educational attainment levels, lack of opportunities, obesity, and mental health issues. Over the last 15 years, this incredible organisation has run after school clubs, Saturday sessions, holiday camps and over the last 5 years have led in running Robotic Ai tournament competitions. Praised for going the extra mile, Academy Achievers have delivered ongoing digital citizenship projects that have benefitted the community, improved self-confidence amongst young people, and created long-lasting friendships. Currently they are leading on the #BeMe project.