AARON HUMES Reporting: The Department of Youth Services is hosting a five-member team from Northern Illinois University this week whose task is to help local coaches and coordinators make a connection between youth development and sports.
While not all youth get between the sticks or on the court, those who do are certain to learn valuable life lessons.
Director of the Department Jewel Crawford explains that the group will look at key development issues like athlete injuries, life skills and other areas that will help organizers provide the best guidance to the youths under their care and management.
Participating organizations targeting youths include the National Sports Council, Belize City Council, Young Men’s Christian Association, Conscious Youth Development Program and grassroots coaches and sporting coordinators from various disciplines.
This network of coaches and organizations, Crawford tells us, is the foundation for a Youth Services Coalition that will help the Department achieve its goal of targeting vulnerable youths.
The training is taking place at the ITVET on Freetown Road in Belize City and lasts all week.
Exciting Track & Field Meet
Track & Field Meet
The Rotary Club of Belize, Sunrise, in conjunction with Body 2000 is hosting a Track and Field Meet this coming Saturday in Belize City.
The event is scheduled to start at 8:30 am at the Marion Jones Sport Complex on Princess Margaret Drive and will include Sprints, Long Distance runs, Long and Triple Jumps and Shot Put Throws.
Organizers say that small cash prizes will be offered to first place winners in the Junior and Senior categories.
Persons interested in taking part in the Saturday's Track and Field Meet are asked to contact Kandice Laurian Morrison at telephone number 620-5049 or via Facebook.
Athletes from outside of Belize City who wish to take part in the event area also asked to contact Kandice to make arrangements for transportation.
A bus is scheduled to travel from Dangriga to Belize City for those wishing to attend and take part in the Track and Field Meet.
The sixth annual Organic Fair, organized by Sustainable Harvest International, takes place this Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 in Punta Gorda town.
On Friday from 8 am to 11 am there will be an Organic Forum at the PG Multi-Purpose building.
Friday afternoon between 2 pm and 4 pm there will be visits to organic farms.
Then on Saturday, there will be display and information booths at the PG Central Park where the general public can come out to learn more about Organic Farming.
See you there.