THE Youth Revolution will host an island-wide relay dubbed “Strides of Unity” tomorrow. The first event of its kind, Strides of Unity aims to promote national unity, peace and healthy lifestyles; a number of athletes will participate in passing on the locally-sculpted youth baton.
We hope that this signals the beginning of a revolution in our approach to youth development and inspires youth to start the changes that they wish to see in their communities or areas of interest.
The relay will start at 6:00 a.m. near the Governor General’s residence. Each athlete will cover a distance of 2 kilometres before passing on the baton. A key point in the relay will be on the Choc Highway where there will be a moment of silence to pay homage to the young ladies who passed away in last week Saturday’s tragic accident. At the end of the relay, the baton will then handed to the Governor General at her official residence where it will be housed until next year’s event.
The Youth Revolution would like to take the opportunity to thank the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports, Blue Waters Limited and the Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association (SLHTA) for their collaborative efforts as well as all our sponsors for making this event possible.
This movement aims to represent the youth voice through advocacy and action. We are a paradigm shift in youth’s development in Saint Lucia. We utilize mechanisms of creativity and innovation to drive a platform of inspiration. Together, we are a support system of and for young people to make meaningful connections as we foster an environment for positive change, a change where youth talent, skills and knowledge will be cultivated to impact individuals within and beyond the extended margin of Saint Lucia.