Inspiring Pioneer Award
Our online response to the pandemic was selected by UK Youth as one of 5 finalists for their 2021 ‘Inspiring Pioneer Award’ in recognition of our “impactful and forward-thinking work that harnessed new approaches, technology and collaboration to positively impact young people”, whilst The Guardian (2021) wrote an article which defined our work as “21st Century Youth Work”.
Islington’s Young Volunteer of the Year 2022
In October 2022, another young volunteer from SoapBox won ‘Islington’s Young Volunteer of the Year 2022’, in particular for his work as a learning-disabled young man leading on a music production course for autistic young people.
Islington’s Young Volunteer of the Year 2021
A young volunteer from SoapBox won ‘Islington’s Young Volunteer of the Year 2021’ for providing 100+ young musicians with online performance opportunities.
Ben Kinsella Award
A young person from SoapBox received the Ben Kinsella Award (2021) in celebration of his positive actions as a young role model in leading the ‘Stress on the Brain’ project. Stress on the Brain was an audio-visual and mental health project with 9 students from Islington’s Pupil Referral Unit who produced a music track and accompanying video. This video was released on June 22nd 2020 and to date has received 31,299 views on YouTube.