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Youth Conference 2016
Le Antonio’s Foundation will host Youth Conference-2016 on November 10, 2016: This event will gather over 250 high school students, trade school and displaced young adults between ages 13-21 across western Jamaica for a day of self empowerment.
Le Antonio’s Foundation will provide the students with networks of education and career resources by facilitating: a platform for career speakers, educators, colleges, counsellors, entrepreneurs, leaders, investment/financial resources (including college funding, scholarships and partnership), student leaders and mentors, among others!
We expect students to leave the conference with higher self values, ambitions (desire), and creative missions to their success. The conference will train students in the ABC’s of practical planning of short term and long term goals, provide them with networks between themselves and conference speakers, mentors etc., supply them with the knowledge of how to prepare for and apply to the colleges best suited for their future goals, introduce them to career paths they might not have considered.
Students who attend the Youth Conference 2016 will have access to enroll in the Le Antonio’s Foundation Mentorship Program, where a mentor will be assigned to guide them through their education and career path.
Why Jamaica’s Youth Need Youth Conference 2016
Le Antonion’s Foundation Youth Conference 2016 was birth into reality in 2015 after the founder and board directors of Le Antonio’s Foundation (a free inner-city Homework and Development Center) heard the silent cry of the youths in these communities. The inner-city and rural Jamaican youths often struggle with transitioning out of secondary education into a tertiary future because of lack of resources, motivation, knowledge of options and mentorship. Jamaica being a third world country is limited in resources for its young people enterning adulthood. Anyone visiting a rural community or inner-city will grossly realize that there is economic lack and much poverty among the youths – who eventually become adults and thus their lifecycle remains dormant – stunting the growth of the local community and the country, as a larger component. Lack of positive vision of the future for the next generation of adults is likely to prepare these young people for a future of prostitution, teen pregnancy, violence, suicides, bullying, increase crime rate, unemployment , hunger, homelessness and wasted years.
Our Foundation decided that the best way to address this problem and provide the next generation with hope is to host a Youth Conference annualy, pioneering in November 2016 during Jamaica’s Youth month. Youth Conference 2016 will challenge the minds of our adulosence and young adults. We will stand with our youths to assist them in seeking, and achieving success. We expect students to leave the conference with higher self values, ambitions (desire), and creative missions for their success. The conference will train students in the ABC’s of practical planning of short term and long term goals – provide them with networks between themselves and the conference speakers and mentors, and also supply them with the knowledge of how to prepare for and apply to the colleges best suited for their future goals, and introduce them to career paths they might not have considered.
The commitment of Le Antonio’s Foundation Youth Conference-2016 will focus on delivering:
The current issues facing our youths today–Delivered by youth leader speakers
The goals that students wish to attain–Delivered by educators
–setting and keeping short term and long term goals
Education achievements–Delivered by educators
Life choices–Delivered by mentors
Career paths–Delivered by various professionals
Entrepreneurship–Delivered by entrepreneurs
Mentorship–Delivered by mentors
Scholarship–Delivered by universities and financial institution
Resume building–Delivered by university professionals and career leaders
Interview skills–Delivered by university professionals and managers
Exploring skills sets and professions–Delivered by professionals
Youth leadership–Delivered by youth leaders and university leaders
Positive vs. negative peer pressure–Delivered by youth leaders and university leaders
Value of true friendship–Delivered by mentors, youth leaders and university leaders
Family and community–Delivered by guidance counsellors and mentors
Colleges and training centers– Delivered by guidance counsellors, training centers, colleges and university students
Available resources for youths–Delivered by guidance counsellors, training centers, colleges and university students and professionals
Positive relationships–Delivered by mentors
Health–Delivered by healthcare professionals
Finances–Delivered by financial Institutions
Home ownership–Delivered by financial institution, and homeowners
Dealing with life’s changes–Delivered by youth leaders
Overcoming Fears–Delivered by youth leaders, mentors and guidance counsellors
Importance of Honesty–Delivered mentors and guidance counsellors
Facing Maturity–Delivered by youth leaders, mentors and guidance counsellors
The Le Antonio’s Foundation is partnering with the following leaders for delivery of Youth Conference 2016:
University Of the West Indies Student Leaders
International Colleges and Universities
Media and Radio Personalities
High School Teachers, Guidance Counsellors and Principals
High School High Achievers and Leaders
Professional Mentors and Life Coaches
To Partner With Us or For Information or to Be Apart Of Youth Conference 2016:
Please contact Le Antonio’s Foundation’s Youth Conference Chairman:
Mr. Antonio Mckoy: Cell 1876-353-1389
We need your help with the conference, we will appreciate your hands and heart in the following volunteer positions:
- Youth Conference Volunteer Coordinators
- Youth Movement Community Volunteers
- Media Coordinators (Must be social media savvy)
- Planning Volunteer Managers
- Marketing Volunteers
- Conference Speakers
- Fundraising Coordinator Volunteers
Thank you for helping Influence and Empower or Youths to Succeed!
Registration for Youth Conference 2016 will be open in May 2016
Who Can Attend the Jamaica Annual Youth Conference-2016
Student: Those in grades 6 through 12 for the 2015-16 school year. Trade school students other displaced youths invited by the Foundation.
Staff: Only for those who have been asked by LAF prior to the 2016 Youth Conference to serve in a specific role while at the conference.
Adult Guest: Those (age twenty five and older) that have been invited by LAF to attend the 2016 Youth Conference
Exhibitor/Conference Rep: A representative of an organization who has arranged with LAF to have a booth at the 2016 Youth Conference.
Volunteers: Help hold the door open for students to experience the momentum of the 2016 Youth Conference!
Start Time/Open Mic Hour
Venue: Mt. Ward Methodist Circuit – St. John’s Methodist Church
2 Duke Street, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Date: November 10, 2016
Time: 7:30 am-4:30 am
The conference will commence with complimentary continental breakfast and one hour and thirty minutes (1hr: 30 min) of question and answer (Q& A) section, where general youth issues and goals will presented in an open microphone forum, moderated by college students and selected youth leaders from the group of youths.
The Q & A section will be followed by the introduction of the scheduled speakers in fifteen (15) minutes intervals, breaking at 12pm-1pm for lunch, and continuing until 4:30 pm at the conclusion of the conference.
Lunch will be provided complimentary to the attendees of the conference.
Conference Agenda and Information Materials
The conference will be recorded and CDs or DVDs provided to the youths and anyone requesting as reference material. Other reference materials and keepsakes will also be provided.
We invite businesses, organizations and vendors to contact the Foundation for application to rent a booth or space display.