Activities for Youth Month 2019 will culminate tomorrow (Sat), when several young people will be recognized at the annual Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards for Excellence ceremony, to be held on the lawns of Jamaica House, starting at 5:00p.m.
A total of 160 young persons were nominated in the various categories including Agriculture, Arts and Culture, Entrepreneurship/Social Enterprise, Innovation in Science and Technology, Journalism/E-journalism, Youth Development and Nation Builder.
Reggae singer, Mikayla Simpson, better known as Koffee, is among the 87 persons who have been shortlisted for the Awards.
The event forms part of Youth Month 2019 celebrations, and is observed under the theme ‘The Jamaican Youth are LIT – They Lead, Inspire and Transform Jamaica and our World’.
The Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards for Excellence was introduced in 1998 to recognize young Jamaicans who have excelled and contributed to national development.