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The Caribbean Regional Youth Council 

Establishment

The Caribbean Regional Youth Council was established in 2013 and is the Collective voice of National Youth Councils and represents the voice of youth for the Caribbean. The organization’s primary program areas are youth advocacy, youth development and empowerment, capacity building, and sustainable development.

Mission

To facilitate strategic youth governance and advocacy movement with one voice, working towards regional representation, integration, and cooperation as a platform for youth development.

Vision

To become the Caribbean’s unified and highly empowered engine for youth development.

Objective

  • Support all National Youth Councils and structures in developing a national youth advocacy agenda.
  • Advocate for youth representation and active participation at major national, regional, and international decision-making platforms.
  • Develop and implement a regional strategy for youth human rights awareness and education.
  • Support National Youth Networks in creating a model for genuine adolescent and youth participation.
  • Support all member countries in establishing/strengthening their National Youth Councils.
  • Facilitate and provide opportunities for young people to meet, exchange ideas, and share best practices.
  • Act as a central point of contact and representation for all national/ youth networks.
  • Undertake any other business from time to time that may arise related to the core mandate of CRYC.

Major Objectives

  • Successfully conceptualized and hosted the annual Caribbean Youth Leaders’ Summit (CYLS) across Caribbean Barbados, St Lucia, Belize, Jamaica, and Trinidad.
  •  Provided Capacity Building Training to National Youth Councils and youth from across the Caribbean.
  • Contributed to the successful development of the CDB Youth Policy Document etc.
  • Collaborated with Governments, CARICOM, Commonwealth, UN Agencies, etc., to successfully implemented Youth Programming across the Caribbean Region and, by extension, the wider Commonwealth through strategic partnerships.
  • Overseer and Coordinate annual Caribbean Youth Day Activities.

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