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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.
A committed network of inspiring youth, working diligently to provide quality representation for themselves and their communities; acting as role models to their peers.
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
Kurt Hyacinth, 29
Finance and Technology
Zia Barnard, 23
Science and the Environment
Kendal Seraphim, 17
Anse La Raye/Babonneau
Chadel Mathurin, 25
Chrishna St Brice, 26
Youth Advocacy and Agriculture
Theona Edan, 20
Arts and Culture
Krishna Jaunai, 24
Youth D evelopment and Education
Yasmine Francois, 26
Reshul Narhari, 18
Science, Technology , Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.)
Yakub Nestor, 24
International Trade and Investment
Sam Eudovique, 23
Arts and Education
Terrel Deligny, 20
Sports and Arts
Shanice Francis, 19
Youth Empowerment and Advocacy
Giovanni Charles, 19
Arts and Culture
Leenel Lafeuillee, 20
Sports and Business
Shanya Evans, 25
Education, Communication and Entrepreneurship
Stacy Elva-Lafeuillee, 26
David Henry, 24
Sport for Development and Peace
Kezia St Brice, 22
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.