The Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture has launched – The National Youth Guard program.

The program is for persons between the ages of 18 to 25 who will be trained to assist with emergencies, disaster preparedness and recovery. The program is open to Bahamians on all of the family of islands.

The training is for 3 months, starting in January, 2023 ending in March, 2023. Once the training is done, there will be a 3 month internship followed by 2 years of being on call. During the on call period there will be quarterly training refreshers.

The training will be 5 days a week from 9.00am to 3.00pm.

The persons will receive a stipend

In this first cohort, they will accept 100 persons. These persons must be available for the full time of the program.

For additional information and the application visit

To sign up, persons will need Police Certificate, a Government issued ID and NIB Card

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2022.

If you know anyone who would be a good candidate from within our organization or otherwise please give them this information.

Thank you

Sian Bevans
National Secretary


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