Youth work to show their positive side

| 30/11/2016
CNS Local Life

YouthFlex and Cayman Islands Cadet Corps members with East End resident Elizabeth Bodden

(CNS Local Life): Members of the YouthFlex radio show and the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps joined forces to “flip the switch” on negative stereotypes during the first-ever YouthFlex Flip Challenge Saturday, 19 November. “Touching A Life”, the first in a series of community-service challenges intended to share the positive impact that Cayman youth can make locally, was attended by 29 youngsters.

The group spent the day painting the house and tidying the yard of East End senior citizen Elizabeth Bodden. The young people devoted nine hours to the project, supervised by James Myles, acting director of the Youth Services Unit; Marlon Levy, Cadet Corps adjutant training officer; and Wilston Bennett, Cadet Corps commanding officer.

“These are the kind of projects that allow young people to shine and to challenge stereotypes,” said Myles. “We are thankful for all the young people who came out to help.”

MLA Arden McLean, Miracle Brokers International and several of Bodden’s East End neighbours sponsored the materials and refreshments for the team.

Upcoming YouthFlex Flip Challenges will also collaborate with other local youth organisations.

For more information on how to take part in the challenge, young people and youth group leaders can email or call (943-1127) James Myles

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