PM Youth Awards set for March 24

Date Published: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Scores of outstanding young men and women will be honoured at the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence on Sunday, March 24. The function which will take place at the Emancipation Park, at 4:00 p.m., is open to the public.

This year’s staging of the Awards is being held under the theme “Youth on a Mission…Project 2062”.

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said the youth awards programme is an excellent avenue to motivate and inspire our young people to achieve while honouring and recognizing those who have made their mark in their respective fields.

The Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence recognizes young Jamaicans who have contributed to the nation’s development and who have excelled in various areas, including Sport; International Achievement; Academics; Leadership; Arts and Culture; Journalism; Youth in Service; Entrepreneurship and Agriculture.

Applications were received from youths between 15-24 years old.