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Youth Today Antigua

Commonwealth Point of Light 122. Rose-Mary Reynolds

Rose-Mary Reynolds, representing Antigua and Barbuda, is the founder of ‘Youth Today’, an initiative that has engaged over 250 young people to take part in social action and volunteering.

Rose-Mary Reynolds

The organisation runs a yearly summer programme where young people are matched with volunteering and internship opportunities so that they can gain experience and make a positive change in their communities. Rose-Mary has also developed a following of over 1,000 people on social media, through which she raises awareness of social issues and promotes youth voice.

Rose-Mary said:  

“Receiving the Commonwealth Points of Light Award is an immense honour which I could not have imagined in just the second year of our programme. I am always grateful when ‘Youth Today’ receives any form of recognition, and this award, recognition from Her Majesty The Queen, only proves that we are definitely headed in the right direction.

“‘Youth Today’s work is one that will forever be my life’s passion. Encouraging young persons to be more active citizens, exposing and educating our youth on the opportunities the world offers to our small Caribbean country and being at the forefront of creating innovative opportunities to aid in our youth’s development, will continue to motivate me to do what it is I love, positively impact the lives of young Antiguans and Barbudans.”

The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.

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