Seven Youth Ambassadors from the Eastern Caribbean travelled to the United States in August for the 2018 Youth Ambassadors Programme in the Caribbean.
During their exchange, participants will focus on the programme’s themes of civic education, leadership, and community service. Students will also create social action plans at the end of their community program that each will then implement in his or her country.
Rhobyn Barnabe-Grant is representing St. Vincent and the Grenadines. They will be accompanied by mentor, Natasha Nation of Dominica who will take part in the three-week exchange programme, along with participants from The Bahamas, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
The goals of the exchange programme are to prepare youth leaders to become responsible citizens and contributing members of their communities; foster relationships among youth from different ethnic, religious, and national groups; create networks of hemispheric youth leaders; and promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States, South America, and the Caribbean.
The programme began on August 7 in the state of Vermont, and concludes in Washington, D.C. on August 28.