Lauding youth leaders

Representatives from service clubs, churches and government departments came together last weekend during a National Youth Commission reception to recognize youth workers from throughout the Cayman Islands.

With the evening’s theme Every Youth – A Leader, dignitaries such as Governor Stuart Jack, Youth Minister Alden McLaughlin and the Health Ministry’s Chief Officer Diane Montoya joined NYC Chairman Jenny Manderson in acknowledging the efforts of local youth leaders.

Attendees represented agencies as diverse as churches, schools, the Girls’ Brigade, Generation Now, Youth For Christ and the Duke of Edinburgh Award, said a GIS press release.

Also featured at this third annual National Youth Commission’s Youth Workers Reception was music by the John Gray High School Band. There was also an exhibition of art created by young people who participate in the National Gallery’s Outreach Programme.

The reception coincided with Caribbean Youth Day. In addition to celebrating youth workers, the reception allowed an opportunity for a cross-section of those involved in a range of services to network and strengthen relationships among their respective organisations.

Other events surrounding Caribbean Youth Day were a well-attended gospel concert, high school assemblies, a Youth Flex radio show and a National Trust event at the Mission House.

Ms Manderson commended youth workers of the Cayman Islands for continuing to make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of children and young people.

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