Youth News

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Almost 300 young persons islandwide were able to participate in yoga sessions hosted on November 7, 2015 as part of Youth Month activities. The sessions which were hosted in Youth Information Centres, and also at the Muiton Boy's Home, Granville Child Care Facility and the Hilltop Juvenile Correctional Facility, focussed on stress management and conflict resolution.

Most of the participants had never before practiced yoga, but...

Monday, November 9, 2015

During the month of November, the Ministry of Youth and Culture, in preparing young people for a brighter future is shifting the conversation to ways in which youth can make the necessary connections with opportunities that are available to them through the Government of Jamaica.

Youth Development remains a main focus for the Government as it continues to implement ways through which young people can improve on their skills and...

Monday, November 9, 2015

Each year, during the month of November, the nation pauses and pays special attention to one of the largest and fastest growing segments of the population, our young people. Youth Month presents us with a unique opportunity to advance youth participation in the socio-political, economic, cultural and spiritual matters of society, zoom in on the issues that are affecting our youth, highlight the outstanding contributions and achievements of...

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Miguel ‘Steppa’ Williams (Jamaica) is the founder of the Forward Step Foundation. He uses music and other creative forms of engagement in prisons and among gangs to promote youth empowerment. The foundation works in areas of social enterprise, creative arts, education, safety and sexual and reproductive health.


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Old Police Station in May Pen was abuzz on October 31st as songs of praise echoed through the town center. The event dubbed “Gospel Explosion ” was celebrated as the launch of Youth Month in the parish which was staged by the Clarendon Youth Information Centre through the Ministry of Youth and Culture.

Several youth from across the parish attended the grand display of talent which featured young local talent such as...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

YOUTH workers Miguel 'Steppa' Williams and Edward Dixon have been named national finalists of the Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards 2015. Both gentlemen have worked with the Ministry of Youth and Culture, Williams as a Programme Development Specialist and Dixon as a Youth Empowerment Officer.

They are among three youth work professionals so named from the Caribbean, and among 14 from the 53-member Commonwealth. The other...

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Youth Month celebrations began with an action packed Launch held on the steps of the Simon Bolivar Cultural Centre in Downtown Kingston on Friday, October 23. Hundreds of young people and youth development partners gathered for the occasion that was hosted Empress, TV Host and Executve Producer of Talk up Yout. Music was provided by DJ Bambino, with an outside broadcast by Nationwide Radio hosted by Miss Kitty.

The audience was...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, says now is the time for the country’s youth to step up to the plate and take their role as the nation’s future leaders.

“You are at a defining moment in this country so stop joining those who believe that ‘nutten nah gwaan’ in Jamaica. It is your generation that has to make something go on,” she said.

Ms. Hanna was speaking at the second staging...

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Are you a creative mind that likes translating messages into images? Are you just kicking off your career in professional video-production? Young freelancer or entrepreneur in video-production, this is your chance: show what “Young people changing the world” means for you and work with (and for) UNESCO to give image and  sound to the vibe of the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum!

The call:

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

‘Youth Civic Engagement’
Message from the Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, MP
In Recognition of International Youth Day
August 12, 2015

Today, Jamaica joins the global community in observing International Youth Day (IYD) under the theme ‘Youth Civic Engagement’. IYD was established by the United Nations in 2000 as a means of bringing attention to issues affecting...