GGYA Youths Venturing Out, Find Purpose in Volunteering

For hours 14-year-old Ethan Pinder stood, diligently arranging grocery items in a seemingly unending line of brown paper bags. He wasn’t tipped a dollar as a bag boy would in a supermarket. Instead he received a greater reward – thinking of the world outside of...

58 GB Youths Shine as Beacon of Excellence with GGYA Awards

It’s a programme that enriches young people’s lives on multiple levels. At least that’s the way Carla Brown-Roker, Grand Bahama’s Ministry of Youth Officer views the Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA) and she said as much during a presentation which saw 58...

GB Units Find Their Focus After Harrowing Dorian Experience

When Category 5 Hurricane Dorian roared ashore at East End Grand Bahama sweeping 16 feet of water into eleventh grader Arlington Watson’s High Rock home, it was his Governor General’s Youth Award training which kept him from panicking while huddled barefoot and damp...

Paving The Path To Youth Success

Whether it’s a ninth grader in search of a club for teens with highly varied aspirations and capabilities or a high school senior looking to grow as an individual and as a leader, the Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA) is helping young people start the school year...

Ceremony Recognizes 72 Young Persons

When tenth grader Keshawn Gardiner strutted across the stage to celebrate achieving Bronze in the Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA) it was a defining moment for the autistic teen who had never participated in a mainstream youth programme alongside his peers...