Youth News

Friday, November 2, 2018

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will undertake several activities in observance of November as Youth Month, under the theme ‘Level Up’.

Addressing a JIS Think Tank on November 1, State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, said that this year’s theme is a call to action for young people from across the length and...

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Youth and Adolescents Policy Division (YAPD) in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI), has been engaging community-based marching bands islandwide in a series of workshops on resource mobilisation. The training workshops were held on October 2 and October 4 at the St. James and the St. Catherine Youth Innovation Centres respectively. Over 30 marching bands islandwide participated in the sessions which were led by...

Monday, October 1, 2018

International Youth Day 2018 sought to highlight the various types of safe spaces and the contribution that these spaces make to youth empowerment, youth inclusion and development. Followiing on their IYD 2018 activities, the Clarendon Youth Innovation Centre sought to build the capacity of YIC users to safely navigate digital spaces.

The Clarendon YIC Cybersecurity Workshop was held on September 29, 2018 and sought to explore...

Monday, October 1, 2018

Since its official opening in May 2018 under the USAID/MOEYI Partnership for Improved Safety and Security in Schools, the recording studio at the St. Catherine Youth Innovation Centre has been a hub of activity for youth interested in music and careers in the recording music industry. A Voice Training Boot Camp was hosted as one in a series of activities being implemented through the YIC to improve the technical knowledge and skills of youth...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Usually when the word ‘summer’ is mentioned, images of the beach, brightly coloured umbrellas and trendy outfits come to mind. However, for youth in rural Jamaica, the reality is generally different. Whilst some go to the river, visit family and friends and indulge in the seemingly unlimited supply of mangoes and other tropical fruits, for others summers are daunting. Unsupervised free time-void of mentally stimulating activates,...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Friday August 31, 2018 saw the annual staging of a Back to School Treat by the Manchester Youth Innovation Centre and Lions Club of Mandeville. This year, The Youth Parliamentarians of Middlesex County partnered with the hosts to widen the community reach of the Treat as part of the project designed by the parliamentarians during their tenure.

With assistance from the Youth Advisory Council of Jamaica and guidance from the Youth and...

Monday, September 3, 2018

Nominations for this year's edition of the Prime Minister's National Youth Awards for Excellence (PM Awards) will open on September 6 and close on October 5, 2018. The Hon. Floyd Green, State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI) has called on all Jamaicans to nominate young persons who are excelling in various fields for the prestigious awards.

The PM Awards was started in 1998 as part of the...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Forty-seven young persons from across the island were recently trained as Youth Club Assistants (YCAs) through the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information's Charge Up Project. The training was jointly implemented by the Ministry's Youth and Adolescents Policy Division (YAPD), the LEGS Programme and HEART Trust/NTA. The YCAs will now be deployed to work with inactive youth clubs islandwide, and will provide technical and...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Seventy young, aspiring entrepreneurs who have been engaged in entrepreneurship training sessions in Youth Innovation Centres (YICs) islandwide will participate in an Entrepreneurship Boot Camp from August 23-24. The enterprising youth are among a cohort of three hundred (300) young persons enrolled in the JACE-SEED Entrepreneurship Training delivered in YICs through a partnership between the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, and...

Friday, April 20, 2018

Jamaican Tijani Christian has been elected to chair the Commonwealth Youth Council for the 2018 -2020 period.

Another Jamaican, Michelle Thomas, was elected to the executive as representative — special interest groups.

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