Youth News

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.

 

OVERVIEW
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...

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.

Mr...

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...