During a Nov. 30 street march to climax Youth Month scores of children paraded through the streets of Basseterre.

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — Activities for Youth Month 2018 climaxed on Nov. 30 with a street march in which scores of children, led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Youth, the Honourable Shawn Richards, paraded through the streets of Basseterre to draw public attention to the promising young people.

Minister Richards reflected on events that were a part of the Youth Month calendar of activities, including the Island-Wide Bike Ride, 25 Most Remarkable Teens in St. Kitts and Nevis Award, Student Art Exhibition, High Schools Choir Fest, and High Schools Chef Competition.

“We have had activities that cater to just about any young person here in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis,” Richards said. “The intention of Youth Month is to give youth a forum to speak, participate in physical activity or to network.”

Hundreds of youth from St. Kitts and Nevis were positively engaged throughout the various events held in November. Minister Richards said that the feedback from stakeholders and participating young people points to a successful Youth Month.

“Going forward we will see what we have done successfully, what we can improve upon and maybe add other items,” Richards said.

The final activity takes place Dec. 6, when the Department of Youth Empowerment hosts a Youth Service Reception. The event will recognize sponsors, partners and outstanding volunteers.