Youth Ambassadors back home and ready to GROW!

Pictured from left to right: Chrisette Benjamin – Rio Claro West Secondary, Jeremiah Ferguson – Servol, Denyse Simeron Tyson – Program Mentor, AJ Jagelski – Public Affairs Officer, Gabriella Boneo – St. Joseph’s Convent St. Joseph, Jael Goddard – St. Francois Girls’ College, Ruqayyah Scott – Couva E

This year’s Youth Ambassadors visited the Embassy to share their experience representing Trinidad and Tobago at the U.S. State Department’s Caribbean Youth Ambassadors Program. The six participants and one adult mentor spent three weeks in the U.S. in August. They took part in activities aimed at preparing them to become responsible citizens and contributors to their communities, while developing their leadership skills and fostering relationships among youth from other cultures and backgrounds. The participants had the opportunity to visit five U.S. cities, where they interacted with other participants while becoming immersed in American culture and society. Having returned to Trinidad and Tobago, the Youth Ambassadors will now embark on a self-developed project titled “Growing Trees to Grow Minds.” The project is aimed at increasing awareness and productivity in the local agricultural sector.