Celebrating Our Youth Advocates On International Youth Day 2022
On August 11, the eve of International Youth Day, the Healthy Caribbean Youth hosted their monthly meeting dedicated to celebrating youth, youth allies, the power of intergenerational dialogue and meaningful mentorship.
The meeting, hosted and coordinated by HCCs project assistant Kerrie Barker, created a space for youth and youth allies to discuss the value of youth engagement in health advocacy spaces. The intergenerational panel discussion was the highlight of the meeting; it featured Maisha Hutton (HCC Executive Director), Francine Charles (Programme Manager, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados) and Healthy Caribbean Youth members Simone Bishop-Matthews, Dorial Quintyne and Charity Dublin was the highlight of the meeting.
The panelist insights were thought-provoking and inspiring. If we had to highlight three major takeaways from the panel they would be:
- To youth allies – institutionalize youth leadership and ensure that youth are given opportunities to be mentored, learn and grow personally and professionally
- To youth – reach out for opportunities – don’t wait for opportunities to come to you!
- To All – in all the spaces that you occupy, ensure that youth voices are represented meaningfully. As shared during the panel, youth have “authentic perspectives and ideas”, “brilliant minds” and bring an unmatched energy and passion to the projects that they engage in.
On this International Youth Day, we are celebrating our youth advocates, the work that they have done and amplifying messages that they want heard far and wide.
Creating Spaces for Conversation:
Less Talk and More Action – Meeting for World Environment Day 2022. Read more
Cultivating Healthy School Environments – Exploring Physical Activity Opportunities. Read more
Cultivating Healthy School Environments – Navigating Mental Health. Read more
The Future Talks – COVID-19 and NCDs in the Caribbean. Read more
The Future Talks – COVID-19 and NCDs in the Caribbean the Legacy. Read more
The Future Talks: Our Planet, Our Livelihoods, Our Future. Read more
By Priyanka Lalla, Renee Thomas and Kerrie Barker
The Future Talks: Food Systems Transformation for a Sustainable Future. Read more
By Janea Ifill, Jared Spencer and Kerrie Barker
The Future Talks: Infant and Young Child Nutrition – The First Form of Food Security. Read more
By Charity Dublin and Yumani Nedd
The Future Talks: Mental Health Matters – It’s Time for Caribbean Youth to Speak Up. Read more
By Tara Armour
We Are A Priority! Read more
By Simone Bishop-Matthews
The Future Talks: A Future for Our Caribbean’s Children? – Spotlight on the Rights of the Child. Read more
By Kimberley Benjamin
Building Capacity to Advocate:
Let’s Talk About Marketing to Children & What We Can Do About It Workshop. Read more
Youth Voices in Health Advocacy Spaces – A Guide for You(th) in the Childhood Obesity Space. Read more
Healthy Caribbean Coalition’s Youth Tobacco Advocacy Portal. Read more
Designed by Dorial Quintyne
Healthy Caribbean Youth Front-of-package Warning Labels (FOPWL) Call to Action. Read more
Caribbean Youth Ask Their Governments To Do More for Their Mental Wellbeing. Read more
A Message from the Healthy Caribbean Youth on World Health Day 2022.
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Why Healthy Food Policy? Policy makes it easy for us to be healthy – World Obesity Day 2022
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Previous International Youth Days
International Youth Day 2020
International Youth Day 2021 Read more