• 50 Days of Youth Activism!

    Anti-Violence Campaign Competition

  • National Summer Camp 2020!

    24th August, 2020 to 11th September, 2020

  • Barbados gets new CARICOM Youth Ambassadors!

    The Hon. Adrian Forde,

    Minister of Youth and

    Community Empower-

    ment with CARICOM

    Youth Ambassadors

    Chad Monerville and

    Tirshatha Jeffrey

Recent News

The Division of Youth Affairs in Barbados was established in 1995 as a fully staffed and specific agency responsible for fulfilling Government’s mandate and commitment to youth development.

Now in its 25th year, the Division continues to deliver a suite of services through its Barbados YouthADVANCE Corps, Youth Development Programme, Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme, Next Steps Training Initiative, Pathways Employability Programme and National Summer Camps.

Our vision is “to facilitate the development of confident, proud, self-reliant and creative individuals through involvement in productive activity that contributes to personal, community and national development”.

Our Departments

Barbados YouthADVANCE Corps

Youth Development Programme

Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme


National Summer Camps

Next Steps Training Initiative


Anti-Violence Promotion Competition

The Youth Development Programme of the Division of Youth Affairs in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment is inviting young people...

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Apply Now To Enter BYS 2019 - 2020!

|   Barbados Youth Service

The Barbados Youth Service (BYS), Division of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth and Community Empowerment is currently accepting applications for its...

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National Youth Policy (Barbados)

Barbados is internationally renowned for the remarkable progress it has made since the escalation of the movement for social reform in 1937 which led...

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National Summer Camps 2020 are on!

Welcome to our National Summer Programme 2020! From August 24th to September 11th, 2020, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment is...

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