Sharline Mattocks-Bent

"My inspiration is God"

Mrs. Mattocks-Bent has been working with the YAPD since 2009 as the YEO/Administrator.

Graduating from the Universities of West Indies Mrs Bent has a Bsc. in Media and Communication. She has also studies Evangalism-Social Outreach at the Whole Life Ministries as well as Certified Professional Secretary at the Management Institute of National Development and Management at the Institute of Management Science.

Her interest in youth development are primarily:

  • Participation and Empowerment
  • Health and Wellness (spiritual, physical, mental, emotional and social)
  • Safety and Security

Youth development has been a part of what Mrs Bent has been involved in as a youth leader at high school/Head Girl/ President Junior Jaycess, working with youth in communities as a part of the Police Youth Club and young professionals in the St Andrew Junior Chamber. It has also been a part of her work as an employee at the Social Development Commission, the National Youth Service, in Sunday School at the Jamaica Evangelistic Centre, as Teacher/Superintendent and now as YEO/Administrator at YAPD. All her associations have allowed her to interface with young people and assist in different ways, no matter how small, to make a positive impact on those who will lead in the future.

She sees her biggest accomplishment as being able to watch the lives that she has been privy to touch in a small way, mature and self actualize.

Message to Young People

"With God, commitment, dedication and smart work all things are possible"