Yanique Williams


"My inspiration comes from my professional accomplishments"

Miss. Williams has been working with the YAPD since 2006 and has been working for the betterment of St Thomas youths since.

Miss Williams has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of the West Indies and training and certifications including:

  • Proposal Writing and Project Cycle Management 1 certified by the Association of Development Agency (ADA.)
  • Certified Voluntary Counseling and Testing for HIV/AIDS- Ministry of Health (MOH)
  • Certified in the University of the West Indies (UWI, Mona) Quality Leadership Programme 2006.
  • Certified by the ODPEM and the USAID in ‘School Safety Course’ 2007

The key youth development areas of Miss Williams interest are personal development, gender and family, the performing arts and the environment.  Since joining the YAPD team , Miss Williams has proven to be an officer of great value, especially to the youth of her constituence. Her successes include:

  • Coordination of the St. Thomas Text Book Drive 2007
  • Coordination of the National Island Youth Run 2007
  • Coordination of the National Youth Parliament 2008
  • Coordination of the ‘Ready Set Go’ Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Preparatory Classes 2009
  • Coordination of the Black History Month Event ‘Black at Art’ 2009,2010
  • Coordination of the National Youth Opportunities Fair ( 2012)
  • Coordination of the Prime Minister’s National Youth Award 2012.
  • Member of the Prime Minister’s National Youth Award Selection Committee (2012-Present)
  • Co-writer of the Trinity Ville Disaster Development Mitigation Project under the guidance of ODPEM.
  • Project Coordinator of the Somerset Community Youth and Development Committee

She considers her major projects to have been being the project writer of  the Somerset Community, Youth and Resource Centre and being co-writer of the Trinity Ville Disaster Development and Mitigation Project.

Her biggest accomplishments to date have been:

  • The establishment of the Somerset Community Youth and Resource Centre valued at $2.5 mil, donated through the Food for the Poor Jamaica.
  • The establishment of Internet service for the Somerset Community at a project valued at $2.2 mil through the Universal Access Fund
  • Received a grant of 2 mil through the Australian High Commission (Direct Aid Programme) towards disaster mitigation in the Trinity Ville Area that served six (6) districts. (Mt. Lebanus, Somerset, Danvers Pen, Georgia, Moffat and Font Hill)

Miss Yanique Williams, like all the YEOs from the YAPD has a true passion for youth and great interest in their positive development. Through dedication and perseverance our YEOs make great strides in youth development each year.

Message to Young People

"It is not YOUR past that is really going to dictate how much YOU achieve in life. It is YOUR acknowledgement, YOUR understanding and YOUR internalization of the fact that YOU are not perfect and that time lends another opportunity for YOU to learn from your mistakes and mishaps and propel towards achieving the GREATNESS that YOU possess. The only person that can truly stop YOU from achieving is YOU!!!"