(PRESS RELEASE) – “Another one bites the dust” is a saying often associated with the phenomena of another person who has fallen out of the race, competition or pathway. In a world where there is a certain stigma attached to youth and violence, youth delinquency and societal ills attached to young people, often seen as society’s pariahs many juveniles continue biting the dust. However Youth Aflame continuously remains a remnant of hope.
Founded almost 30 years ago, Youth Aflame of the Streams of Power ministries under the leadership of Mrs. Jennifer Combie has been fostering change in and throughout St. Lucia. As a Youth group predominantly within the age range of 4 – 17 years, Youth aflame has remained a relevant pillar in society as they continue on their journey of alleviating Juvenile Delinquency and poverty within society.
As a non-profit organization, Youth Aflame has always gathered their resources and sought funding through sponsorships, cake sales, donations. One of their major revenue generators however is a dance and drama production. In its 17th year, this production continues funding the yearly food and toy drive that Youth Aflame is accustomed to. Every year they proceed to 4 different communities island wide, blessing 100 children and adults in each community with food items inclusive but not limited to rice, sugar, flour, milk, oil, tuna fish and more. More so, each child receives a gift inclusive of a toy and clothing items. This has been the norm for the last 25 years.
This year’s production seeks to do the same thing. “A Broken Christmas Promise” will be staged on Sunday 8th December 2019 at 7:30pm at the National Cultural Centre. Tickets cost Adults: $30.00 and children 12 and under $15.00 and all funds received goes directly into the island wide toy and food drive that Youth aflame embarks on annually. “Seeing a child’s eye light up when they receive a gift, knowing that their mommy or daddy could not have afforded them one is one of the greatest sights” one of the members commented. The public is asked to support as Youth Aflame continues fostering positive change in the lives of young people throughout St. Lucia. If one wishes to donate to Youth Aflame whether it be monetary or clothing and food items, the donation can be made to streams of Power Ministries on Waterworks road.