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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mrs. Audrey George formed the “St. Lucia Under Twenty Club” after                                                                                                                                      attending a peer counselling workshop in Miami, Florida.  The name was                                                                                                                              changed to “Youth Advocacy Movement” “YAM St. Lucia” for short, in July                                                                                                                              1998 at the Annual General Meeting in Puerto Rico.  The name was                                                                                                                                      changed to accommodate the members who were over twenty and was                                                                                                                              still very interested in the club.

                                                                                                                             In 1998, Mrs. George through the Association implemented a youth                                                                                                                                     programme called “Peer Helpers Initiative” at four (4) Secondary                                                                                                                                             Schools.  Today there are over twenty-three Secondary Schools in the                                                                                                                                  programme and there is still am increasing demand for the programme                                                                                                                              at other Secondary Schools who have heard of its success.  The                                                                                                                                               programme was introduced to eight (8) Primary Schools in 2004, where                                                                                                                               it was called “Peer Assistant Leaders” “PALS” for short.
             
In 2004, the Association went even a step further in reaching out to the youth by opening a Youth Centre – “De Block” which is located on the top floor of the ST. Lucia Planned Parenthood Association Building.  The centre was created because Mrs. George and the YAM members who felt that there was more to be done to assist the youth.

To maintain our programmers we conduct a number of fundraising activities, and in addition, seek funding through project proposals from

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