Nominate your Youth Inspiring Positive Change!
As you read through this blog, I want you to read with an open mind, think critically and put politics aside. I want you to think about the current and past programs implemented. Research if you have to and look at youth involvement in the formation of these policies and programs! Are the voices of our youth really being listened to, are they actively involved in the decision making process?
As I sit here putting pen to paper, my mind starts to explore as I contemplate my plans for Christmas. Back in the days I would have been excited, pumped up and planning where or which party I would be going for Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. In retrospect things and times have really changed as I sit and reflect without a care in the world to leave my humble and safe abode. Neville Charlton
“Starting your university experience can be a challenge, especially for those who has just left high school. On the upside, your university years will be some of the best you’ll have. You will meet new friends, discover new opportunities, and experience the melting pot of intellectual and cultural interactions in the region.”
Very often Jamaican young men are categorized as being a part of what is wrong but Positive continues to encourage our young men to be the change they want to see. We sat down and had a conversation with a youth leader by the name of Keino Brown; a young man destined for greatness.
Whether persons are volunteering because it is a requirement to graduate from school, to place on their resume, to meet people or simply for the “love and not the like,” there are over 100 organizations through which this can be done. These organizations include but are not limited to corporate entities both private and public, community youth clubs and school clubs.
"Living in the inner city isn't easy, it has its positives and its negatives. It was really rough for me, my father wasn't around, it was just my mother and my five siblings. Mummy tried her best to make our lives better, she even moved out of the community but unforeseen circumstances would have us move back."