JAYECAN Celebrates International Youth Day 2017

(Alex Sterling, Executive Director of JAYECAN)   The Jamaican Youth Empowerment through Culture, Arts and Nationalism (JAYECAN) endorses the United Nation’s International Youth Day, under the theme “Youth Building Peace”.   The United Nations notes that young people’s inclusion in the peace and security agenda and in society more broadly, is key to building and […]

Abrahim Simmonds Receives Queen’s Young Leaders Award

Abrahim Simmonds, co-founder of the Jamaican Youth Empowerment through Culture, Arts and Nationalism (JAYECAN) and the Jamaican recipient of the prestigious Queen’s Young Leader title for 2017, has been awarded. In a ceremony held today at The Buckingham Palace, JAYECAN’s own Abrahim Simmonds was presented the Queen’s Young Leader Award by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth […]

Youth Establishes JAYECAN Club in Tivoli Gardens

Junior Executive Director and head of administration at JAYECAN, Alex Sterling explained that there has been an influx of applications to join the team. So far, JAYECAN has received over 400 applications for membership when the organization has a quota for 41. These young applicants are however passionate about service and so they must be […]

Nine Selected as IBI SOS Scholarship Recipients

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has awarded nine tertiary students who participated in the I Believe Initiative’s (IBI) Summer of Service Competition (SOS) with scholarships and grants totaling $9.8 Million.  The Scholarship Awards ceremony which is the fourth since the inception of the SOS in 2013, was held at King’s House on Friday, September 2. In […]