Introducing The Falmouth Independent Youth Club
It is our policy to highlight citizens and groups that have a positive influence on our community and parish and this week we look at the Falmouth Independent Youth Club.
Yesterday, I was invited to a meeting of a local youth club I never knew existed. The Falmouth Independent Youth Club was founded 4 years ago by Christine Minto. it was dormant for a little over a year and was revived in January of this year.
- Volunteer community work.
- Charity – such as visiting the Infirmary and Girl’s Home.
- Sports – involvement in SDC competitions.
- Festival – JCDC Speech competition
- Church Visits
- Seeking jobs for unemployed club members
- Mentoring young members
The members’ ages are diverse, starting at around 8 years old up to over 30 years old and it was really hearkening to see the young kids in a club that instills positive values of community work, co-operation and discipline. If they continue in this vein, they stand a better chance of becoming upstanding citizens. Their motto: “If we believe then we can achieve” is a motivation for life.
Members are drawn from in and around Falmouth, but most are from Falmouth. The executive includes club members of all ages and giving the young kids such responsibilities should help train them for a bright future as leaders. The officers of the Falmouth Independent Youth Club include:
- Christine Minto – President
- Michael Black – Vice President
- Amanda Atkins – Secretary
- Michael Edwards – Assistant Secretary
- Okarie Edwards – Treasurer
- Stacy Ann Taylor – Assistant Treasurer
- Alliea Lattibeaudiere – PRO
- Keleisa Waite – Assistant PRO
- Taleon Minto – Sports Co-ordinator
Here are the photos of the executive:
Falmouth Independent Youth Club meetings are held each Sunday between 6 to 8 pm in the conference room of the Falmouth Fire Station.