Youth News

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

You can now officially register for the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference to be held in Washington, DC, September 10-12. The 7th annual conference is the premier learning event for practitioners, funders, private sector companies,...

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Minister of Youth and Culture Hon. Lisa Hanna says budgetary allocations in the 2013-2014 Estimates of Expenditure demonstrate that the government has given priority status to the care and protection of the nation’s children. Speaking on April 10 at the Standing Finance Committee of Parliament, Minister Hanna noted that the total recurrent budget for the Ministry of Youth and Culture this year, represents an approximately 10 per cent...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Are you aged 12-30? Can you commit two weeks or more of your time? Are you passionate about the future of small islands? Do you want to share your experiences with young people from other island nations?

UNESCO and UNICEF invite young people from Small Island Developing States to put on their thinking caps, sharpen their debating skills and join together to ensure that the young people of the Caribbean, Indian...

Thursday, April 4, 2013

As part of its Women Innovators Network in the Caribbean (WINC), infoDev's Entrepreneurship Program in the Caribbean (EPIC) launched the Innovative Women Entrepreneurs Competition, financed by the Government of Canada. The two winners will be invited to participate in infoDev's 5th Global Forum on Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship in East London, South Africa on May 28-30, 2013.

WINC is targeting support and...

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Commonwealth Youth Development Awards, which encourage and sustain investment in youth-led development, are open for 2013 nominations.

Youth workers are encouraged to nominate young people, who are driving innovative projects in any number of areas, including agriculture, small enterprise, skills training, climate change/environment protection, sustainable livelihoods and poverty reduction.


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Jamaica National is seeking Youth Ambassadors! These young persons will get a monthly stipend, priority for summer employment and internships, and passes to JN events. See the flyer below for more information. The deadline for applications is April 12, 2013.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

“BRAND YOURSELF” Webinar to take place on Thursday, April 4 at 11:00 a.m. Rocio Ames, a Personal Branding Specialist, will present on how to create a strong and successful brand for young entrepreneurs.

Register here:



Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Some 3,750 spaces are available for secondary and tertiary students between 17 and 24 years of age to participate in the National Youth Service (NYS) Summer Programme 2013.

The programme was officially launched by Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, at a press briefing on Wednesday, April 3, at the NYS offices on Collins Green Avenue, in Kingston.


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The JN Foundation has issued a Call for Applications for its Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI). The main goal is to facilitate and support the growth and development of social enterprises, presenting methodologies which will allow these entities to transform themselves into profitable businesses, able to sustain their social missions.

The comprehensive programme includes, but is not limited to,

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

The National Child Month Committee is accepting entries for the Child Month Poster and Poetry Competition. Persons aged 6-18 are being invited to submit their posters  or poems reflecting the theme "Children's care and protection: a fi wi business". The deadline to submit entries is Friday, May 10, 2013 at 3p.m.

Download the entry form here: ...