November is Youth Month!

2021-11-01 00:00
2021-11-30 23:59
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will be executing a series of activities to commemorate Youth Month in November. Due to the onset of the Corona Virus, the activities will be executed virtually, adhering to the health protocols designated by the Ministry of Health andWellness.
Commemorated annually, the primary objectives of Youth Month are to:
§  Advance Youth participation in the socio-political, economic, cultural and spiritual processes ofsociety;
§  Celebrate and highlight the outstanding contributions and achievements of Jamaican Youth;
§  Showcase and display the best of Youth skills and talent in Jamaica;
§  Promote national pride and goodwill;and
§  Foster national, community, and Youth Development.
This year, Youth Month will be celebrated under the theme; “Evolve”.Youth are being called to evolve as the MoEYI makes strides in meeting their developmental needs, whilst contending with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme represents a call to action for our youth to rebrand and revise their strategies and use the platforms and opportunities presented to them to:“evolve” in business, “evolve” in their academic pursuits“evolve” in health and mental wellness and aspire to be the best versions of themselves.
The following represents the core activities to be hosted throughout the month:
The Launch and Youth Month Church Service: To introduce the month long series of celebrations in a church service that will be hosted on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at The Family Church on the Rock, Kingston.
The 12th Sitting of National Youth Parliament: Approximately 70 Youth will sit the tenth sitting of the National Youth Parliament. The Youth Parliamentarians will represent Government and Opposition and put forward innovative solutions to development challenges.
Around the Table Discussions:This activity is an informal event designed to facilitate the engagement between youth leaders and experienced business leaders and professionals for networking and knowledge transfer. The Around the Table discussions will address key issues as they relate to youth who have expressed challenges in gaining access to executives of local and global companies, successful entrepreneurs andl eaders in government and not-for-profit organisations.The dialogue will allow for the exchange of ideas and identification and development of new opportunities.
The Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards for Excellence (PMNYA): The PMNYA will award youth for their valuable contributions to various areas of nation building. Awardees will be recognized by Prime Minster, the Hon. Andrew Holness. The Awards seek to promote attitudinal change and social renewal throughreinforcing the positive values of self-discipline, hard work, dedication and humility. The Awards portrays each recipient as a positive role model for their peers as they transition from childhood to adulthood.
Youth Entrepreneurship Exposition and Social Enterprise Project: This activity will create a platform for business mentorship,coaching,entrepreneurship and resource mobilization.
Launch of the National Youth Mentorship Programme: Providing coaching and exemplary leadership mentorship toward personal and professional advancement; enabling Jamaica’s Youth to maximize their fullest potential
Students’ Leadership and Governance Installation Ceremony: The Installation of the National Secondary Students Council and The Prefect’s Association of Jamaica’s Installation and Leadership Conference.
The Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students Tertiary Conference: The JUTS Conference will be hosted under the theme of entrepreneurship to empower tertiary leaders to hone their entrepreneurial skills and devise sustainable and viable and residual incomes.
The Annual General Meeting of the National Youth Council of Jamaica: The NYCJAGM will be convened to facilitate the reporting and training of leaders of Youth organisations and community youth groups island-wide