Youth conference a success

The annual national conference staged by Cayman Against Substance Abuse proved to be huge success, with participants enjoying a wide range of drug-free activities.

Held recently at the Church of God Chapel on Walkers Road, students took part in a drama workshop, games, family groups, a ‘No Talent’ Talent show, winding up the two-day even with a boat cruise on the North Sound.

A team of six (two adults and four youth) came down from Youth to Youth International in Columbus, Ohio to assist with the conference, said a press release from CASA.

Javier Sanchez, one of the adults from Ohio, is no stranger to these islands, as he was responsible for running the Youth to Youth drug prevention program here in Grand Cayman a number of years ago, the release said.

During the conference Mr. Sanchez gave a dynamic presentation filled with humor and real life stories that the students could truly relate to. He spoke about how we all have life choices to make, but it is up to each individual to make the right one, the release said.

Youth Staff: Leany Bodden, Ashleigh Miller, Kimone Chambers, Josie Frazer, Rolena Eden, Erica Powell, Grace-Ann White, Keelia Scott, Philip Neale, Jodi-Ann Tater, Giselah Ebanks, Khrishna Henry, Samantha Nicholson, Patrianna Ebanks, Paige Walton, Kristina Buckeridge, Eugene Pascual, Stefano Fernandez, Kacey Mobley

Adult Staff: Harold Forte, Fritz McPherson, Cindy Braggs, Katrina McLaughlin, Ellen Downey, Sean Davis, Jermaine Sharpe

VIP’s: Felicia Burton, Clara Smith, Kyle McLean, Victor Crumbley, Anthony Fraser, Melanie McField, Deidre Scott, Markeisha Myles, Lana Mae Smith


Any student in Year 9 (Grade 8) and up wanting to get involved with Youth to Youth can contact Tanya Ebanks at 939-5787 or email [email protected].