Youth News

Monday, September 3, 2018

Nominations for this year's edition of the Prime Minister's National Youth Awards for Excellence (PM Awards) will open on September 6 and close on October 5, 2018. The Hon. Floyd Green, State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI) has called on all Jamaicans to nominate young persons who are excelling in various fields for the prestigious awards.

The PM Awards was started in 1998 as part of the...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Forty-seven young persons from across the island were recently trained as Youth Club Assistants (YCAs) through the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information's Charge Up Project. The training was jointly implemented by the Ministry's Youth and Adolescents Policy Division (YAPD), the LEGS Programme and HEART Trust/NTA. The YCAs will now be deployed to work with inactive youth clubs islandwide, and will provide technical and...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Seventy young, aspiring entrepreneurs who have been engaged in entrepreneurship training sessions in Youth Innovation Centres (YICs) islandwide will participate in an Entrepreneurship Boot Camp from August 23-24. The enterprising youth are among a cohort of three hundred (300) young persons enrolled in the JACE-SEED Entrepreneurship Training delivered in YICs through a partnership between the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, and...

Friday, April 20, 2018

Jamaican Tijani Christian has been elected to chair the Commonwealth Youth Council for the 2018 -2020 period.

Another Jamaican, Michelle Thomas, was elected to the executive as representative — special interest groups.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Antonio became interested in joining a youth club after hearing of some of the benefits. He soon found out however, that there was not a youth club in his community.

Disappointed but not daunted, Antonio decided to start a youth club in his community to enable young persons like himself to have access to opportunities.

Here is Antonio's story!

Join a youth club today! If your community does not have an active youth...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Raymonia Richards from Women of Destiny in Montego Bay, St. James shares her story on how youth club involvement benefited her life. As a young mother, Raymonia explains how the youth club offered her a source of strength and helped her to "walk in her purpose". The group was an avenue for motivation and empowerment for Raymonia. 

According to Raymonia, youth club involvement can increase your income earning potential,...

Monday, March 5, 2018

Since its official opening in 2009, the St. James YIC has been a facilitatory space for youth empowerment, offering young people the opportunity to have dialogue on issues affecting them and providing avenues for personal development. In building on the YIC's strong youth engagement foundations, the Chattings series was started by Youth Empowerment Officer Damian Green on Friday March 2, 2018.

Held in collaboration with the...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Reverend Karl B. Johnson has encouraged student councillors to make use of the seat that they have been given at the table amongst the policymakers at the school level and above.

Reverend Johnson, General Secretary for the Jamaica Baptist Union, was speaking at the church service at the Mandeville Baptist Church on Sunday, February 5, 2018.

He spoke of a time when students were barely seen and never heard and recalled the times...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A team from the Youth and Adolescents Policy Division of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI) was out in full force on Saturday, January 27, as the MOEYI hosted its second Youth Club Charge UP Community Rally in the community of Townhead, Westmoreland. 

Charge UP Rallies focus on bringing awareness to the youth clubs in the commuities where they are held, while engaging young persons on the benefits of youth...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Speaking at a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House on October 4, Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said the policy establishes a framework within which youth can be supported to pursue and achieve their goals.

The Minister added that it outlines and explores areas for action, and indicates six priority areas – education and training, health and well-being, employment and entrepreneurship, youth...