Calling all of Guam’s Middle and High School students interested in participating in the Department of Youth Affairs Island Leadership Day. For one day, participants will be youth counterparts to Guam’s leaders in the Government of Guam, Legislature, and Mayors Offices. This experience will provide our island’s future workforce with a glimpse of the day-to-day operations and skill sets required for a high-functioning and responsive government. This event is scheduled to take place on April 27, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
“Our administration believes in giving young people every opportunity to succeed and every means to build a better future,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “By getting experience and exposure, Guam’s youth can see for themselves how the government works through the talents of a very diverse group of public servants.”
“During Youth Month, our island puts a special spotlight on the youngest among us, but we also engage these future leaders through outreach and events that have the potential to shape their lives,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “We encourage all youth and their supporters to take serious interest in these valuable opportunities.”
Registration forms have been provided to school administrators; each school can register up to five students for Island Leadership Day. The only exception are schools with combined “all through” grade levels. Interested students must coordinate with their school administration to submit their registration forms to DYA by 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2023.
DYA promotes Youth Month every April by hosting youth empowerment activities such as the Oratorical Contest and Island Leadership Day. DYA conducts the Oratorical Contest to decide who will be awarded the most coveted role of Youth Governor and Youth Lieutenant Governor during Island Leadership Day. All other student participants will be partnered with leaders throughout the Government of Guam, to include the Guam Legislature, Judiciary and the Mayors Council.
For more information please contact: Danielle J. Camacho, PIO
Department of Youth Affairs