Youth Service Days This November Are a Call to Action

Youth groups and other youth affiliated organizations are being encouraged to get more involved this November as the island celebrates Youth Month 2018.

The annual observance offers an opportunity to facilitate and celebrate the dreams, aspirations, talents and energies of young people between the ages of 12 and 29.

Youth Month activities organized by the Department of Youth Empowerment include a youth march and rally, high school chef competition, island bike ride, and the 25 Most Remarkable Teens Awards ceremony.

While the dates for this year’s events have not yet been announced, acting director of the Department of Youth Empowerment, Pierre Liburd, said special attention should be paid to November 10 and 17. Liburd said these dates are designated as youth service days, where persons are strongly encouraged to carry out activities that benefit young persons in the community or engage young people in their planning and execution.

He said these include beach cleanups, community beautification initiatives, tree planting projects, gift baskets donations to the elderly, graffiti removals, and painting murals. He said some of the less complicated projects can include cutting the lawn of senior citizens, fixing their gate or repairing their fence.

Manpower will also be made available via the Volunteer Corps.

Youth groups must register or update their registration with the Department of Youth Empowerment by Monday October 1 2018. Registered groups may have their projects included in the official youth month calendar of activities in November.

For more information visit the Department located at the cable.

Building on Cayon Street or telephone 467-1393 or 662-6054.

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