Purpose (View National Youth Policy)
Empower and Engage
Young people are vital agents for social, cultural, economic and political development. The National Youth Policy (NYP) sets out the Government of Bermuda’s plan to support, empower and engage Bermuda’s young people to 2026.
Youth as the Transition from Childhood to Adulthood
Although the term “youth” is commonly used, there is no universally agreed definition and age range. It is often understood as a period of transition from the dependence of childhood to adulthood’s independence. The Policy is aimed at supporting young people between the ages of 14 and 24.
For any policy to be effective and successful it must be owned by all those concerned and accordingly it is being published following on extensive consultation with all relevant stakeholders.
Partnership and Collaboration
We will achieve the policy goals in partnership with our stakeholders. We are committed to strengthening existing partnerships and forming new collaborations with stakeholders across Government and community organisations.
8 Goals for Bermuda’s Youth
The purpose of this policy is to put in place clear goals and objectives to develop and empower Bermuda’s youth. Eight goals have been identified focused on safeguarding, education, anti-social behaviour, employment, sport, health, civic engagement and diversity.