Youth News

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...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Westmoreland Youth Empowerment Officer Mellissa Stoddart has sought to fully utilise the summer months for engaging young persons from volatile and underserved communities across the parish. For July 2017, Stoddart engaged approximately 200 young persons through a series of empowerment sessions and through the leveraging of partnerships with other social services providers in Westmoreland.

Research has established that exposure to the...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Young persons from Portland were out in their numbers as they commenced their celebration of International Youth Day at their parish's Youth Information Centre on Friday August 11, 2017. International Youth Day is officially celebrated on August 12 each year. For 2017, the Day was commemorated under the theme: "Youth Building Peace".

Throughout the day, the young persons engaged in a number of activities including...

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Clarendon Youth Information Centre has been actively working to build the capacity of youth within the parish for starting and sustaining business endeavours. During May 2017, the YIC was able to implement two 3-day training workshops on Generating Business Ideas, and on Sales and Marketing.

The Generating Business Ideas Training Workshop was the result of a partnership between the Youth and...

Monday, June 19, 2017

Young Jamaicans between the ages 15-29 years who have achieved excellence in their field of endeavour can now be nominated for the Prime Minister's National Youth Awards for Excellence. The Awards which was first instituted in 1998 has not been held since 2013. For this year, nominations are being sought in twelve categories, and will close on August 31, 2017. 

Hon. Floyd Green, State...