Youth News

Friday, January 22, 2016

Since 2012 the Ministry of Youth and Culture has impacted and trained over 51,000 young people through its programmes at the Youth Information Centres, the National Youth Service (NYS), the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) and other cultural agencies.

In keeping with its mandate the Ministry will this month introduce a number of new programmes and initiatives which will focus on personal development for Jamaica’s...

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Caribbean Regional Youth Council (CRYC) is proud to introduce its new executive members for the term 2015 - 2017. The new executive members are as follows:

  • Tijani Christian (Jamaica) - Chairman
  • Nackadian Jones (Jamaica) - Vice Chair Members & Partnership
  • Firhaana Bulbulia (Barbados) - Vice Chair Policy & Advocacy
  • Camara Lee (St. Kitts & Nevis) - Board Member Training &...
Thursday, December 3, 2015

To highlight issues affecting the disabled, the National Secondary Students' Council has launched a public awareness campaign. The NSSC's ‘I Respect You’ (IRY) campaign is geared towards generating discussion around the social inclusion of disabled youth, particularly the hearing impaired.

Vice President of NSSC, Region One, Benjamin Fraser, told JIS News that the campaign seeks to “intensify the awareness [of...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Ministry of Youth and Culture through its Youth Information Centre here recently had its third annual Youth Leadership Forum.

The event was held on the grounds of deCarteret College under the theme - Year of Competence & Caring, Growth & Development - with the aim to build the capacity of student leaders across Region 5 (Manchester and St Elizabeth) to be better advocates for their peers.

"Students must learn...

Monday, November 30, 2015

Jamaica Youth Ambassador Sujae Boswell is among two Caribbean nationals who have been elected to the Commonwealth Youth Council, representing national youth bodies from 53 countries. Boswell was elected as Regional Representative, Caribbean and the Americas. Nikoli Jean-Paul Edwards from Trinidad and Tobago will serve as Vice Chairperson, Policy, Advocacy and Projects.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Unattached young people, ages 15 to 29 years, are to benefit from a Youth Empowerment and Reintegration Programme being undertaken by the Ministry of Youth and Culture.

The initiative, which will get under way in 2016, will target young people, who are delinquent in school, have dropped out of school, and are not employed or attached to a training programme.

It will seek to reintegrate them into the formal education system or...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Twenty young persons from Hanover were engaged in an intensive five-day business simulation workshop at the Hanover Youth Information Centre, as part of activities for Youth Month 2015. Commencing on November 10, the participants were taken through the process of identifying business opportunities and conceptualising business ideas. The participants were guided in the development of their products and services, and were able to take these...

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Over 30 social agencies partnered with the Ministry of Youth and Culture to bring much needed information and support to young people in Alligator Pond, Manchester as part of the Ministry's Pon Di Corna initiative. The Alligator Pond staging was on Friday, November 13, 2015, and was the second in a series of sessions being hosted every week during Youth Month (November). The sessions target underserved communities and seek to connect...

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Ministry of Youth and Culture will be hosting a Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Summit themed "Connecting the Dots" on Friday, November 27 at the Chinese Benevolent Centre in Kingston. The Summit seeks to: 

  • Provide young entrepreneurs with a platform to showcase their talents and inventions 
  • Align young entrepreneurs with financial funding sources
  • Facilitate networking...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Are you between 16 –29 years old? Enter the #IAmConnected Song Competition today and you could win exciting prizes! The deadline for entries is Friday November 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.


Youth Month 2015 is being commemorated under the theme #IAmConnected. The theme highlights the need to reach out particularly to unattached youth towards ensuring that they are aware of, and are able to...