By Admin. Updated 5:55 a.m., Friday, December 30, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
A group of university students and youth leaders joined together to spread Christmas cheer throughout the country.
The Group – Gen Y stated in a press release that it is made up of university students, budding entrepreneurs, local artistes and athletes.
The group said it met and bonded with over 50 children and young adults from within a number of communities over the holiday season as part of its latest outreach initiative.
“This year’s initiative organized by Shane Cadogan and Khyle Browne was focused on an outreach to the rural areas of the Windward and Leeward districts over 2 days, Thursday Dec. 22 and Friday Dec. 23, where they gave of their time,” Gen Y stated in a press release.
The group said: There is “no doubt [that there was] a lasting impression on all involved and a spreading of hope, peace and goodwill.”
The group, Gen Y, through a press release, stated they are a group of young men who are already known for their ‘Wet Men Charity Football 2020’ and ‘Browne’s Initiative 2022’
They say they took to their community efforts again to spread some Christmas cheer outside of their usual comfort zone.
“While the group did share some much enjoyable treats during the visits, the real giving was the precious gift of time,” Gen Y stated in a press release.
“Time was spent in community shops, village liming spots, traditional sidebars and anywhere where two or three were gathered. The value of the interactions came through the exchange of experiences, motivational tips and real life stories while breaking bread,” the group said.
There is an old saying that ‘it takes a community to raise a child’ and St. Vincent should be happy to know that this noble ideal lives on in our youth, the group said.
The group said the holiday experience was, “definitely an initiative founded in thoughtfulness and comradery.”