There are partnerships and opportunities that help our young people to succeed. These include programmes that provide safe, challenging, engaging and fun learning experiences for our youth, as well as programmes that engage families, schools, churches, business leaders and adult volunteers in the lives of our young people, thereby promoting positive relationships among children, youth, families and adults and thus building stronger communities.
HISTORY: Initiated by Cayman Islands Youth Development Consortium, January 2010 a proclamation was signed by the Premier, Honorable McKeeva Bush, to observe January as Support Our Youth Month. In 2012 twenty government officials and community leaders, and twenty young people also signed the proclamation, representing the 40 developmental assets. In 2013 the proclamation was again endorsed by the current Premier of the Cayman Islands, Hon. Alden McLaughlin and 2014 current government officials within youth development came on board.
The Supporting Cayman Youth Campaign is a national celebration of partnerships and opportunities to promote the critical importance of these opportunities for the success of our young people.
The aim is to encourage everyone in the Cayman Islands to engage in or support innovative youth programs and asset-building activities that ensure the holistic development and well-being of our youth.
Endorsed by government officials, community leaders and young people, the campaign is acknowledged every year during the month of January, as Support Our Youth Month.