Castle Bruce launches its Youth and Community Advocacy Network -(YOUCAN)
Young persons in the Castle Bruce community have been called upon to support the Castle Bruce Youth and Community Advocacy Network, a new movement launched in the north east of the island last weekend.
The group which operates under the acronym ‘YOUCAN’ was initiated by Miss Elma Boland with support from young persons in the Castle Bruce community and its environs.
Director of Child Fund Caribbean Mr Francis Joseph said that in order to maintain their theme: “making a difference, changing lives”, the youth must promote positive things at all times.
According to him, ‘youth comes with leadership, they need to be exposed to programs that challenge them about their homes, their strengths, their weaknesses and the community.”
Parliamentary representative for the Castle Bruce constituency, Honorable Johnson Drigo encouraged the youth to stand ready to overcome the many unforseen challenges.
“It is not going to be easy…you have decided to commit your time and talent so you need to stand firm, do not give up,” cautioned Drigo.
The main aim of the group is to get youth involved in positive activities, geared at building their self esteem, thereby making them better citizens who will contribute to national development.
The group hopes to liase with other youth groups around the island, who share similar goals and objectives.