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The National Youth Policy

National Centre for Youth Development, Ministry of Education, Youth & Culture Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Jamaica 31 December 2003 Guidelines child and adolescent, child and adolescent mental health, equality

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The National Youth Policy serves to facilitate the development of an environment that optimizes the potential of each young Jamaican. Specifically, the Policy seeks to define a common vision and framework for youth development, articulate the roles and responsibilities of youth in their personal and national development and serve as a tool for advocating youth development issues.

One of the main goals with the policy regards health:

"To foster an environment where young people embrace healthy lifestyles and enjoy optimum
physical and mental health."


National Youth Policy
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