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Saint Lucia National Youth Council launches Youth Ambassadors Network

By Saint Lucia National Youth Council

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(PRESS RELEASE) – The Saint Lucia National Youth Council officially launched its Youth Ambassadors Network on Saturday December 9th, 2017 during a ceremony at the Conference Room of the Department of Youth and Sports.

The Saint Lucia National Youth Council has realized the importance of developing the leadership prowess of youth, and as such, aims to provide the relevant platforms for young Saint Lucians to realize their leadership potential.

The Youth Ambassadors Network will provide youth with the opportunity to cultivate these skills through representation at events on the community, district, national, regional and international levels.

Through training, the young ambassadors will receive the relevant knowledge and experience in order to provide the best representation for themselves and their communities. Ambassadors will be nurtured, in order to take up the mantle of youth development in Saint Lucia.

VISION
A committed network of inspiring youth, working diligently to provide quality representation for themselves and their communities; acting as role models to their peers.

MISSION
To build and culture leadership in Saint Lucian youth, by providing them with the capacity and opportunities to serve as representatives of their communities, districts and countries.

The NYC also used the opportunity to launch the International Chapter of the Youth Ambassadors Network. The role of the International Ambassadors will be to represent the voices of, and engage Saint Lucian in the diaspora.

The SLNYC Youth Ambassadors are:

McAllister Hunt, 19
Arts and Advocacy
Vieux Fort

Kurt Hyacinth, 29
Finance and Technology
South Castries

Zia Barnard, 23
Science and the Environment
Choiseul

Kendal Seraphim, 17
Student Advocacy
Anse La Raye/Babonneau

Chadel Mathurin, 25
Social Development
Laborie/Vieux Fort

Chrishna St Brice, 26
Youth Advocacy and Agriculture
Soufriere

Theona Edan, 20
Arts and Culture
Dennery/Gros Islet

Krishna Jaunai, 24
Youth D evelopment and Education
Soufriere

Yasmine Francois, 26
Youth Empowerment
Castries

Reshul Narhari, 18
Science, Technology , Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.)
Gros Islet

Yakub Nestor, 24
International Trade and Investment
Babonneau/Castries

Sam Eudovique, 23
Arts and Education
Babonneau

Terrel Deligny, 20
Sports and Arts
Castries

Shanice Francis, 19
Youth Empowerment and Advocacy
Gros Islet

Giovanni Charles, 19
Arts and Culture
South Castries

Leenel Lafeuillee, 20
Sports and Business
Choiseul

Shanya Evans, 25
Education, Communication and Entrepreneurship
South Castries

Stacy Elva-Lafeuillee, 26
Education
Vieux Fort

David Henry, 24
Sport for Development and Peace
Canaries

Kezia St Brice, 22
Youth Empowerment
Castries

Youth Ambassadors International

Monique Sterling, 21 (Chairperson)
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, USA

Akhenaton Pierre, 21
Morgan State University, USA

Nyhymn Terrance, 20
Ishou University, Taiwan

Ambassadors will serve for the period 2017-2019, and will each be paired with a mentor to guide them through the journey.

The Saint Lucia National Youth Council wishes to thank the Department of Youth and Sports, the National Lotteries Authority and the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN) for their support of the Network.

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