Tag: Youth Services Unit

Students wax poetic in competition

Students wax poetic in competition

| 21/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Alia Smith took home top honours in the recent Poetry Slam finals with her poem, “The Art of Getting By.” The Cayman International School student earned a $500 cheque which she will put toward her college fund. Coming in second and third, respectively, were Mohyndra Brown of Cayman Islands Further Education Centre, […]

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Applications open for youth ambassadors

Applications open for youth ambassadors

| 12/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Youth Services Unit (YSU) has opened applications for people interested in becoming Cayman Islands Youth Ambassadors. The YSU is looking for “dynamic and community-minded Caymanian youth” between the ages of 18 and 27, for the programme, whose goal is to prepare young people for present and future leadership roles.

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Youth forum examines use of social media

Youth forum examines use of social media

| 11/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): About 130 people attended a National Youth Forum on Friday, 30 November to discuss “Social Media and Youth”. Organised through the Youth Services Unit (YSU), this marked the third forum held by the Cayman Islands Youth Assembly (CIYA) since 2008. Participants included staff from the Ministry of Youth, under which the YSU […]

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Volunteer options for students showcased

Volunteer options for students showcased

| 09/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): More than 700 students from six high schools attended the Cayman Islands’ first-ever Student Volunteer Fair at the John Gray High School Gymnasium on Friday, 22 June. Organised by the Youth Services Unit (YSU) of the Ministry of Education, the fair, designed to fulfil a need by bringing together students with many […]

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Fair launched to attract student volunteers

Fair launched to attract student volunteers

| 14/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Youth Services Unit (YSU) is hosting the Cayman Islands’ inaugural Student Volunteer Fair on Friday, 22 June 2018, with 23 charities and non-profit organisations signed up for booths at the event. The fair will allow students (Years 9-13) the chance to speak directly to the organisations, and to give the latter […]

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Young poets tackle social issues

Young poets tackle social issues

| 11/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Lauren Williams of the University College of the Cayman Islands has won this year’s “Creative Frame of Mind in Love” Poetry Slam finals, which was staged by the New Self-Help Community Foundation to celebrate Child Month. Competing with 11 other young poets live on-air, in an hour-long YouthFlex broadcast, the 20-year-old won […]

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Brac Spring Weekend a community success

Brac Spring Weekend a community success

| 23/03/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): This month’s Brac Spring Weekend, hosted by the Youth Services Unit (YSU), was a busy 48 hours of discussion, exploration, camaraderie and play. Held on Friday and Saturday, 9 and 10 March, teenagers and young adults from across Cayman Brac and several from Grand Cayman took part in a range of free […]

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Special weekend planned for Brac youth

Special weekend planned for Brac youth

| 20/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Brac Spring Weekend is back and will take place 9-10 March, with organiser the Youth Services Unit (YSU) putting together events for teenagers and young adults (13-18) that will include a Brac Youth Forum, basketball and dominoes tournaments and a scavenger hunt. The weekend culminates with a beach bonfire. All events will […]

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Youth Services cooks up special summer camps

Youth Services cooks up special summer camps

| 10/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Youth Services Unit (YSU) is offering three summer camps aimed at young people from 11-17 years old. James Myles, YSU acting head, explained the camps have a specific focus. “Our camps aim to appeal to older children as so many specifically target younger children. Given the popularity of creative, interactive cookery […]

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Brac spring event a hit with kids

Brac spring event a hit with kids

| 28/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Youth Services Unit (YSU) put on three days of community-building events for this year’s Brac Spring Weekend (10-12 March 2017). The activities were also attended by students from Grand Cayman, including a group from the Cayman Islands Youth Assembly and the YouthFlex radio show., The weekend featured two youth forums; one […]

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