Youth News

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Approximately 40 young persons from the Exchange SDA Community Youth Group participated in a march against drug abuse in the community of Exchange, St. Ann on Global Youth Day (March 18). As the young advocates made their trek through the community, they issued flyers and brochures on substance misuse. The youth took the time to speak with community members about the dangers of drug abuse as they journeyed across Exchange.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

State Minister Floyd Green makes his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on April 5, 2017. 


Monday, March 13, 2017

The Jamaica Intensive Reading Clinic is seeking 250 volunteers who are passionate about literacy and nation building to participate in an All-Island Summer Reading Camp. 

Are you passionate about literacy? Complete the application form here!


Friday, March 3, 2017

Secondary and tertiary student leaders have the opportunity to become executive members of the National Secondary Students’ Council (NSSC) and the Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students (JUTS). The NSSC and JUTS are the umbrella organisations for students’ councils at the secondary and tertiary levels respectively.

Through the NSSC and JUTS, student leaders have the opportunity to represent the interest of their peers and...

Friday, March 3, 2017

Against the background of an increase in reports of domestic violence in the parish, the Portland YIC hosted an empowerment session on domestic violence on January 20, 2017. The session was hosted under the theme: “Safer Cities and Communities for Women and Girls”.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force facilitated the session, and also provided follow-up counselling to participants. In exploring the concept of domestic violence...

Friday, March 3, 2017

Through the YIC Peer Education Programme, Youth Empowerment Officer Orlando Pinto aims to train a cadre of youth leaders as peer educators in the Portmore and St. Catherine Youth Information Centres. Primarily, these peer educators will utilise the performing arts in an effort to reduce HIV/AIDS related stigma among the youth population in St. Catherine. The team will also encourage condom use among their peers who are sexually active, and...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is mandated to support Youth Organisations across Jamaica. In order to assist us in this task, we are seeking your assistance by completing this survey.
You will need to email the following documents to [email protected], as verification of the information provided:

1. List of all club members, outlining names and date of birth for...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Jamaica Youth Business Trust has launched a Youth in Agriculture Project, whihc seeks to provide start-up finance,
training and business mentoring, along with other support services to existing and aspiring young farmers in St. Thomas. 

This is a pilot project funded by Queen’s Young Leaders Grant, where rural young people between the ages 18-35, will be engaged in various agricultural activities,...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

At the recently concluded 6th United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) Youth Forum at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, The Caribbean Regional Youth Council (CRYC) and the Association of Non-Governmental Organisations - National Youth Council of Russia (NYCR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Youth Cooperation and Development on January 30, 2017. The MOU was signed by the Chairperson of the CRYC, Mr. Tijani...

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Jamaica Youth Ambassadors Programme (JaYAP), National Youth Council of Jamaica (NYCJ) , and CARICOM Youth Ambassadors (CYAs), in partnership with The University of the West Indies (Mona) Students Today Ambassadors Tomorrow (UWI STAT), Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students (JUTS) and the National Secondary Students' Council (NSSC), embarked on a coordinated national youth-led approach to facilitating a response to the Haiti Post Hurricane...