Some of the nation’s most talented youths will come together in a time of fun and creativity at 10:00am at the Gustavaus Lightbourne Sports Complex on January 29, 2016 to participate in the tourism, culture, and environmentally centered Youth Explosion.
A joint initiative spearheaded by The Tourist Board, TCHTA, DEMA, Environmental Health Department, Youth Department and Royal Turks & Caicos Police Force, the 2nd Annual Youth Explosion is an extension of the annual Tourism Environmental Awareness Month (T.E.A.M.) activities, usually observed in November of each year.
T.E.A.M. is aimed at creating tourism and environmental awareness among the population that will positively improve the Turks and Caicos Islands for the pleasure and livelihood of its citizens, the delight and comfort of our many visitors, and to educate our people on the importance of tourism to the island and the region.
The Youth Explosion, similar to the Youth Congress, allows the nation’s youngest minds and talents to be instrumental to the future of tourism and hospitality in the Turks and Caicos. Students from the high schools, both public and private, throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands have been invited to compete in the categories of original song, poetry, dance, and a costume competition which require the costume to be made of recycled or recyclable materials. All of the performances are to be inspired by or based on the theme: “Tourism Is Key … It Starts with ME”. In addition, this year participants will be charged by motivational speaker, K. Darron Turnquest of The Bahamas.
Speaking on the expectations of Youth Explosion 2016, Blythe Clare, Training Manager for the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board and T.E.A.M. Leader says, “We’re very excited about Youth Explosion 2016 as last year we saw great talent and potential from our young people. We are certain the participants will up the ante this time, so we are looking forward to an inspiring day of activities in which we invite the public to attend and show support.”
To reward the efforts of the participants, designated winners of each category will receive prizes to experience the best in hospitality in the Turks and Caicos Islands. END