Youth News

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Youth Parliament of Jamaica has convened at Gordon House with issues affecting the disabled community dominating presentations by the young leaders.

The 74 members from diverse areas of national life are making contributions on youth unemployment, climate change and psychosocial care for children.

Cristophe Phillips of the Jamaica Association for the Deaf made an impassioned plea for more resources to support education of...

Monday, November 14, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Thirty (30) young persons from St. Ann, Trelawny and St. Mary had the opportunity to meet with business leaders from St. Ann for the first session of the Around The Table Dialogues, being hosted by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in commemoration of Youth Month 2016. The young persons had previously registered via for the session which was held on November 7, 2016 at the...

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Below is a message from the Hon. Floyd Green, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in commemoration of Youth Month 2016. 




National Message
Youth Month 2016
Minister of State, Ministry of Education, Youth & Information
Hon. Floyd Green, M.P.
E=MC2 – Energizing...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is inviting the church to partner with the Ministry to expand its role in the development of young people.

Addressing a church service to launch National Youth Month (November), on Sunday (October 30), at the Steer Town New Testament Church of God, in St. Ann, Mr. Green said the youth must be energized and equipped with the requisite skills to be...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

JAMAICA is ranked fifth out of 183 countries in terms of youth civic participation on the recently released 2016 Youth Development Index (YDI).

A Ministry of Education, Youth and Information analysis of the YDI said Jamaica’s score of .0706 is well above the global average score, and is also above the average scores for the regions of the Commonwealth, the Caribbean and Americas.

The YDI is a composite index of 18...

Friday, October 28, 2016

Jamaicans Gihon Mitchell and Michelle Thomas are among the youth workers shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards for 2016. This year’s shortlist showcases leading youth workers who use sport and creative arts to inspire and support the development of underprivileged adolescents and young adults.

Mitchell has been a Youth Empowerment Officer with...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Jamaica's National Youth Parliament was recently convened through Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI) in partnership with the Houses of Parliament, with a Training Seminar at the Shaw Park Beach Hotel from October 14 - 16, 2016. Over 80 young persons from across Jamaica participated in the sessions, which offered training to the young parliamentarians in parliamentary procedure, advocacy and public speaking.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Registration is now open for Jamaica's National Youth Parliament.

The National Youth Parliament of Jamaica (NYPJ) was started in November 2003 as a non-partisan initiative aimed at providing youth from across Jamaica with a form to express their views, network and debate issues of concern in the House of Representatives. The Parliament has traditionally been hosted as part of the slate of activities for National Youth Month...

Monday, September 19, 2016

Jamaica Youth Ambassador Sujae Boswell has been selected to represent Jamaica at the One Young World Conference in Ottawa, Canada, from September 28 to October 1, 2016.

sujae boswell one young world conference 2016 jamaicaThe summit will bring 1,300 youth delegates from 196 nations together to discuss...