Davey Haughton


"My most profound inspiration comes from the almighty's unconditional love for humanity, exemplified through the life and teaching of Jesus Christ in deeds of selfless service "


Davey Haughton joined the YAPD team in April 2014 and presently serves as acting Policy Analyst within the Youth and Adolescent Policy Division of the Ministry of Education, Youth & Information. In his substantive post as Youth Empowerment Officer, he is assigned to the Parish of St. Andrew, where he is responsible for the coordination of youth support government initiatives to strengthen youth organization networks on parish wide context by organizing capacity building sessions youth, coordinating NGO youth response; disseminating  educational opportunities and establishing referral networks for positive youth intervention.


Davey is also the lead officer under the Ministry’s Student Governance Programme responsible for the provision of technical advice, support and capacity building assistance to the Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students and its constituent student’s governance networks in colleges and Universities Island wide.


Prior to working at the MoEYI, Davey worked at Pure Potential LLC – a Social Intervention Development Company - as Behavior Intervention Facilitator. During his tenure, he assisted with the design and delivery of behavior intervention programmes, trainings and first response services for professional management of sexual abuse and exploitation. He continues work to with the company on a freelance basis as Consultancy Behavior Intervention Facilitator providing resource assistance.

Naturally public spirited by disposition, Davey Haughton serves on various boards, committees and professional association where holds membership and provides technical advice. Of note are:

  • St. Andrew Justice of the Peace Association

  • Maxfield Park Children's Home Board of Directors

  • National Child Month Committee

  • Kingston 4H Club Parish Advisory Council

  • Member of National Integrity Action

Davey is a graduate of the Northern Caribbean University and holds a B.Sc. in Psychology with a minor in Law and Political Science. He is also trained in Safety First and Restorative Practice and State Protocols and serves the Island of Jamaica, particularly the Parish of St. Andrew as a Justice of the Peace.


Davey's Interests in Youth Development include:

  • Student Governance & Youth Advocacy

  • Youth Leadership & Capacity Building

  • Youth Mentoring & Personal Development

  • Social Policy Development & Programmes Development

  • Special Project Collaboration & Grant Funding

  • Participation & Empowerment


He maintains and lives to fulfil his philosophy: Service marked by Loyalty to God, Nation and Mankind; Central to this philosophy is his most profound inspiration comes from the Almighty's unconditional love for humanity, exemplified through the life and teaching of Jesus Christ in deeds of selflessservice.


Message to Young People:

"Always REMEMBER amidst everything, the vehicle that will convey you from where you are to where you want to be is the Power of your THOUGHTS. All improvement in your life begins with an improvement in your Mental Models.


Whatever you believe on the inside...you become on your outside. You can only become GREAT and BOUNDLESS... if you will believe that something on your inside is superior to every limiting external circumstance. Your capacity for intelligence, imagination, and marvel....is incomprehensible!"