Youth News

Friday, September 2, 2016

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the Honourable Floyd Green has indicated that the process for establishing a National Youth Advisory Committee.

In his Sectoral Presentation to the House of Representatives, Minister Green had indicated that the Committee was being proposed as a means of facilitating continuous engagement of young people in the youth development policy and programming actions of the...

Monday, August 22, 2016

The top performers in the photo and video competition held in celebration of International Youth Day 2016 were presented with attractive prizes at an awards ceremony held on Thursday (August 18) at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in Kingston.

The competition, under the theme ‘The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Poverty Reduction’, was organised by the Ministry in...

Thursday, August 18, 2016

CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Corp emphasizes the importance of collaborative efforts needed to eliminate poverty and the significance of sustainable development in this feat”

The CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Corp is dedicated to addressing the myriad social issues ailing our Caribbean youth today. Our primary vision seeks to galvanize and sustain a movement which promotes advocacy, and educates young persons about regional priorities:...

Thursday, August 11, 2016

August 12 is commemorated as International Youth Day. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have released a joint statement in recognition of the day. The statement is below.
 

Joint Statement from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for International Youth Day 2016

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

From July 25 - 30, 2016, members of the executive body of the National Secondary Students' Council (NSSC) Executive were engaged in their annual Capacity Building Workshop at the Eltham Training Centre in St. Ann. Throughout the week, the student leaders completed training modules in advocacy, communication, event planning and management, conflict resolution, negotiation and meeting management. Additionally, the students' councillors...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Nominations are now open for the Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards 2016, which will recognise youth workers who utilise sport and arts programmes to engage and empower young people across the Commonwealth.

The Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards celebrate the positive impact of youth workers on young people’s lives, their communities and their societies. Youth workers can be found in a broad range of civil society and voluntary...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Applications are now being accepted from young Jamaicans aged 18-27 yrs old for the National Youth Advisory Committee. The Committee is intended to facilitate continuous engagement of young people in youth development policy and programming actions of the Government of Jamaica.

The Committee will comprise fifteen (15) young Jamaicans who have are passionate about youth and national development. Applications for the National Youth...

Monday, June 27, 2016

Alnastazia Watson from The Queens School was recently elected as the President of the National Secondary Students' Council (NSSC) for the academic year 2016 - 2017. The incoming NSSC executive will be focussed on issues relating to suspensions and disciplinary policies and strategies and security in schools. Additionally, Watson's team will be working to ensure student representation on all public...

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Hon. Floyd Green, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information made his sectoral presentation in the House of Representatives on June 8, 2016. Click below to read and download the presentation. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Alnastazia Watson from The Queens School withstood the challenge of Ackeem Smith (William Knibb Memorial High) to be elected as the President of the National Secondary Students' Council (NSSC) for the academic year 2016-2017. Watson will officially take office in September 2016 at the start of the new school year, and will succeed current NSSC President, Everton Rattray (Kingston College).

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