Youth News

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Raymonia Richards from Women of Destiny in Montego Bay, St. James shares her story on how youth club involvement benefited her life. As a young mother, Raymonia explains how the youth club offered her a source of strength and helped her to "walk in her purpose". The group was an avenue for motivation and empowerment for Raymonia. 

According to Raymonia, youth club involvement can increase your income earning potential,...

Monday, March 5, 2018

Since its official opening in 2009, the St. James YIC has been a facilitatory space for youth empowerment, offering young people the opportunity to have dialogue on issues affecting them and providing avenues for personal development. In building on the YIC's strong youth engagement foundations, the Chattings series was started by Youth Empowerment Officer Damian Green on Friday March 2, 2018.

Held in collaboration with the...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Reverend Karl B. Johnson has encouraged student councillors to make use of the seat that they have been given at the table amongst the policymakers at the school level and above.

Reverend Johnson, General Secretary for the Jamaica Baptist Union, was speaking at the church service at the Mandeville Baptist Church on Sunday, February 5, 2018.

He spoke of a time when students were barely seen and never heard and recalled the times...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A team from the Youth and Adolescents Policy Division of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI) was out in full force on Saturday, January 27, as the MOEYI hosted its second Youth Club Charge UP Community Rally in the community of Townhead, Westmoreland. 

Charge UP Rallies focus on bringing awareness to the youth clubs in the commuities where they are held, while engaging young persons on the benefits of youth...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Speaking at a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House on October 4, Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said the policy establishes a framework within which youth can be supported to pursue and achieve their goals.

The Minister added that it outlines and explores areas for action, and indicates six priority areas – education and training, health and well-being, employment and entrepreneurship, youth...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

 THE Government has initiated a youth-development programme to engage young people in the promotion of peace while building the capacity of youth clubs to steer community growth.

According to state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Floyd Green, under the youth club rebuilding initiative, dubbed 'Youth Club Charge Up', from which the groups are provided with grants, young people are encouraged to...

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...