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Youth Programmes

In the delivery of its Youth Programmes and Services, the Ministry continues to partner with several entities including regional and international organizations such as the CARICOM, the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP), the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), FAO, the United Nations (UN): UNICEF, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNDP and PAHO/WHO, etc.

The international agreements and frameworks which currently guide the youth development agenda include the following:

  • The Lisbon Declaration on Youth Programmes and Policies
    World Conference of Ministers responsible for Youth, Lisbon, August 1998
  • Braga Youth Action Plan (BYAP)
  • The Commonwealth Youth Programme Plan of Action for Youth Empowerment 2007-2015 (PAYE)
  • The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
  • The United Nations World Programme of Action for Youth
  • The CARICOM Commission for Youth Development
  • The CARICOM Youth Development Action Plan (CYDAP)
  • The Colombo Declaration on Youth: May 2014

The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs (Division of Youth Affairs) will continue to provide direction, leadership, facilitation and coordination so that youth development programmes and services in Trinidad and Tobago result in the empowerment of young people between the ages of 12 and 29 years.

The following are some of the Youth Programmes that the Ministry implements:

The Adolescent Intervention Programme targets students who have completed the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) Examination and are making the transition into secondary schools.

The District Youth Services Programmes operate through an administrative network that covers nine (9) districts in Trinidad; St. George West, St. George East,

Annually, the Ministry provides grants for students to attend the Global Young Leaders Conference. The Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC) is a 10-day

In terms of financial assistance, the Ministry continues to support youth-led and youth-serving Organizations through grants and subventions.

Some of the organizations which

The annual National Youth Awards Programme recognises and celebrates the myriad accomplishments of our youth population, as well as rewards their contributions to

The National Youth Volunteerism Programme (NYVP) seeks to develop and nurture a sense of caring, giving and pride in the young persons of

The Ministry generally joins the national, regional and international communities annually to observe relevant days or periods that have special significance for our

The Eduvan (Educational Caravan) is an innovative, school intervention project which addresses health issues that are affecting young people in schools. The Eduvan

The Social Education and Skills Enhancement programme (SESEP) is a programme consisting of 15 hours of skill training and 15 hours of personal

Camp VYBE 2016

Vacation Camp for Youth - Camp VYBE (Vacation Youth Being Empowered)which targets youths aged 12-17 is an annual project. The camp provides a

Check Out the Persto Praesto & Chatham YDAC Programmes

The Youth Empowerment Centres (YECs), formerly the Youth Development and Apprenticeship Centres (YDACs) target young men 15-17 years old. These Centres; Chatham and

New Programmes/Short Courses at the Malick Youth Facility

The Youth Facilities are non-residential community-based, multi-purpose, safe, youth-friendly spaces in which young people, between the ages of 12-29 years within a specific

The Ministry recognises that young people do not always recognise or acknowledge their health challenges. The Youth Health Caravan is a unique approach

The Youth Placement Service is responsible generally for recruitment of Trainees into the two Youth Empowerment Centres (YECs); Chatham and Persto Praesto, coordination

St. James YRIC

The YRIC is a unique, innovative youth friendly facility/space with computers, study areas, meeting/training rooms, and comfortable areas for conversations/ discourse. Branded in

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