Youth News

Friday, September 22, 2017

Jamaican youth, you are being invited to let your voice be heard at the 3rd Youth Climate Change Conference, as a special Jamaica negotiating delegate. The conference will be held October 10-11, 2017, at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston. This year’s event will bring together youth from around the Caribbean and Japan to deliberate on the theme, ‘Our Climate, Our Voice, Our Change.’

Four-member...

Friday, September 15, 2017

Through partnership with the Brightside Foundation which is a team from the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), Youth Information Centres have been able to faciliate the provision of school supplies and tuition support to five students from the YICs. Approximately $100,000 was provided to these students to cover auxilliary fees, in addition to textbooks and other school supplies.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

The issue of discipline in schools has long been a matter of concern for educators at varying levels in Jamaica's school system, and for Jamaicans generally. Bridgeport High School has been exploring options to promote behaviour modification and the development of social skills among students. In light of this, a number of students who are seen to exhibit problem behaviours have been referred to the St. Catherine Youth Information Centre...

Monday, September 11, 2017

Hundreds of persons packed into the Cecil Charlton Courtyard in Mandeville, as the Manchester Youth Information Centre partnered with the Lions Club of Mandeville and Fancy Fruits to host a Back to School Treat on September 1, 2017. One hundred and seventy (170) students aged 6-25 years old were able to receive back to school packages through the initiative.

The packages included notebooks, pens, pencils, other stationary items and...

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI) officially launched the Youth Clubs Charge UP Project on September 7th in Morant Bay, St. Thomas. The first phase of the project involves the provision of grants of $30,000 each to 55 youth clubs across Jamaica. MOEYI State Minister Floyd Green kicked off the project by providing grants to two youth clubs from St. Thomas - Bamboo River Youth Club and Friendship Pen Youth Club.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The St. Catherine Youth Information Centre was abuzz with activity on August 25, 2017 as they hosted the 2nd Annual Mini Expo. The Expo offered young persons the opportunity to engage with career coaches, engage with Youth Empowerment Officers (YEOs) through empowerment sessions, participate in sporting activities and get free HIV counselling and testing.

YEO Simone Green asserts that the Mini Expo was conceptualised as a means of...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI) is embarking on an exciting new project aimed at revitalising Jamaica's youth club movement. The Charge UP Project is being spearheaded by the Ministry's Youth and Adolescent Policy Division, and is set to be launched on Thursday, September 7, 2017 in the Bamboo River Community of St. Thomas. 

Senior Programme Development Specialist in the Youth Division, Kevon...

Monday, September 4, 2017

From August 28 to September 2, 2017, students elected to sit on the National Secondary Students' Council (NSSC) Executive Body for the academic year 2017/2018 participated in a week-long training session at the Shaw Park Beach Hotel. The session was coordinated to prepare the incoming executive members to take on their new responsibilities as members of the council's leadership.

Over the course of the week, the student leaders...

Monday, September 4, 2017

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green has given a commitment to host scheduled talks with the National Secondary Students' Council (NSSC) every two months. These talks will be in an effort to ensure greater student participation in decision making processes regarding Jamaica's education system. 

According to Minister Green, "You have ideas, and it is important that you...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Hanover Youth Information Centre has sought to forge partnerships towards exploiting the positive youth development potential of sports. On July 14, 2017, HYIC Comes Alive was hosted at the centre, under the expert guidance of GC Foster College lecturer, Mr. Dinsford Bailey. The session targeted YIC users including teen parents, unattached youth and youth with disabilities, and focused on health and wellness through sports.

The...