Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 30, 2017 (SKNIS): In remarks that will air on ZIZ Radio and Television tomorrow, Tuesday, October 31, 2017, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Youth Honourable Shawn Richards will urge residents in the Federation to applaud and openly show support to young people that are making positive contributions to society.
Opening this year’s Youth Month, which will be celebrated on the island of St. Kitts, Minister Richards, during his address that will air at 8:00 pm Tuesday on ZIZ TV, will point to the theme: “Empowering Our Youth to Soar for Much More” and say: “Let us challenge ourselves as a nation to go out every day for the next month and recognize the excellence in the young people around us.”
The Youth Month Church Service, the first official activity took place yesterday, Sunday, October 29, at the Calvary Baptist Tabernacle in Sandy Point. Permanent Secretary Stanley Knight and staff from the Department of Youth Empowerment interacted with the congregation and promoted the various family-friendly events.
Other activities for Youth Month 2017 include the High School Cook-Off Competition on November 09 and Chef Competition on November 23; Youth Island-Wide Bike Ride on November 12; the 25 Most Remarkable Teens Awards Ceremony on November 16; the Youth Month March and Rally on November 24, and the Youth Service Reception on November 30.
The full calendar of activities is posted on the Facebook page of the St. Kitts Department of Youth Empowerment. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/SKBYouthEmpowerment/.