News Categories: Children & Youths

22 Jan
January 22, 2020 0 0

The Belize City Council Partners with the Salvation Army for the Annual Christmas Party

The Belize City Council was happy to once again assist the Salvation Army with their annual Christmas Party which treated 700 children from 21 schools to an afternoon of lunch, gifts and entertainment. We hope to see this 100-year-old tradition continue after witnessing the bright smiles this day brings each holiday season!
~Your Belize City Council…Always ‘Bout The People

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22 Jan
January 22, 2020 0 0

Meet The Council

Our meet the council initiative continues as young and curious minds filled City Hall this afternoon! Mayor Bernard Wagner, Deputy Oscar Arnold and the councilors hosted the Standard 3 class of Our Lady of the Way RC School. Our eager students had many questions in hand and the council members left no question unanswered. Our visitors also expertly recited their school’s mission statement, vision statement and motto.

In addition to sharing some childhood stories, the mayor and councilors took this opportunity to highlight the importance of respect, persistence and self-confidence as they work to achieve their dreams. The session concluded with lunch and entertainment for the kids. We cannot express enough what a joy it was to spend this afternoon with you all. This visit was just another reminder of how much potential our Belizean youths possess and we are excited to see all our future leaders will accomplish!

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22 Jan
January 22, 2020 0 0

Donation to Days of Healing

Days of Healing is a grassroots organization that has been facilitating activities with kids throughout the city once a month for the past 6 years. At these events, kids eat, drink, play games and take part in other interactive activities. The council is proud to see an organization such as this one that continuously serves our youths and provides them with a safe space. On behalf of the Belize City Council, Mayor Bernard Wagner presented the Days of Healing Organization with a donation along with a kid’s size pool table and other toys for the children that they serve.
~Your Belize City Council…Always ‘Bout The People

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24 Jul
July 24, 2019 0 0

Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold at the 6th Methodist Youth Encuentro

200 youths from across the Anglophone Caribbean converged to Belize City for the 6th Methodist Youth Encuentro. Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold was honored to be a part of the opening ceremonies. He provided the welcome greeting at the opening of the Encuentro and was present at the flag raising ceremony.

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03 Apr
April 3, 2019 0 0

Councillor Dr Pitts embarks on project for the Mesopotamia Division

Today, Councillor Dr. Candice Pitts and The Belize City Council met with the Principal of Maud Williams High school, Mrs. Cruzita Castillo to discuss a rehabilitation project for the abandoned pool within Mesopotamia. This project aims to breathe new life into the area for the students as well as the general community.

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24 Nov
November 24, 2018 0 0

Councillors Goodin & Pollard standing in support of youths

Councillor Pollard and Councillor Goodin joined in the celebration of “Amplifying the Voice of Youths” as they attended the 2018 Belize Youth Awards at the Bliss Institute of Arts.

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20 Jul
July 20, 2018 2 0

Consultants to IDB host sports training workshop for Belizean coaches

Today at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex, IDB hired consultants, Arimany Amapola and Claudio Magnifico commenced their two day workshop. The workshop includes an introduction to the Hoodlinks model and a training manual for the 15 coaches/coaching assistants and 10 community policing participants invited.  As previously reported, the consultants are proposing to impliment a new sports program in Belize City that involves certified coaches who will be training adolescents from various Southside communities in the areas of: Boxing, Basketball, Volleyball, Skateboarding, Football, Track & Field and Judo. The ultimate aim is to ensure the youths are involved in a positive after-school program.

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06 Jul
July 6, 2018 8 0

Councillor Micah Goodin Discusses Citco’s Summer Basketball Tournament

This morning Councillor Micah Goodin whose portfolio includes Youth & Sports, was on Open Your Eyes Morning Show alongside Michael Novelo to discuss Citco’s upcoming Summer Basketball tournament. The tournament starts this Saturday, July 7th, 2018 at 9:00am with an All-Day Marathon at Bird’s Isle Basketball Court. Each registered child will received a free jersey.

Thereafter the camp official starts July 9 – August 12, 2018

July 9, 10, 12, and 13, 2018 North-side Camp will be played at Bird’s Isle from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
July 16 to August 10, 2018 North-side Camp will be moved and played at Yarborough Basketball Court from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

July 9 to August 10, 2018 South-side Camp will be played at SJC Gym from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

August 11 and 12, 2018 – Venue to be confirmed

At the end of the tournament trophies and awards will be given. In addition, MVPs for both categories (9U12 and U15) would be given scholarship

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05 Jun
June 5, 2018 0 0

Launching of Collet’s newest Carepoint Center

Children Cup, via Pastor Derrick Pitts as National Director, launched its newest Carepoint Center in the Collet constituency on Sunday, June 3rd 2018. A significant development to the program is the collaboration with Councillor Dr Candice Pitts of the Belize City Council, to initiate a Grief Therapy Program at each of the sites: in Port Loyola, Pickstock, Collet.

The intention of the center is to have 3 counselors; 3 social workers; the support of our pastors; other volunteers ( 1 of each for the 3 carepoints in the City: Port Loyola, Pickstock, Collet. Councillor Pitts expressed the need for these children and their families to know that there is a safe space available for them. A space where they can vent. A space where they can receive the emotional care they need.

Our plan is to help create a healthier society, and therefore we need healthier people, healthier children.”

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07 May
May 7, 2018 0 0

Future headline: Belize goes to the Olympics!

As we all know our beautiful jewel is filled with raw athletic talent especially in: softball, basketball, track & field and football. In local and international media our athletes are always being highlighted for their record breaking accomplishments. So it has long been anticipated that those on the international forefront would take note and come forward willing to invest time, money and attention. For this reason, The Belize City Council’s City Planner Ms Carla Patnett has been doing an exceptional job in the past few weeks of showcasing our city’s development to those willing to invest. Most recently, international consultants Amapola Arimany and Claudio Magnifico conducted a presentation in the conference room of the City Hall to introduce their Olympic Educational Model. If this comes to fruition one can only imagine what this would mean for our Belize City youths; Professional coaching and proper training, sporting education and continuous learning, certified training grounds with new infrastructure, and of course this in turn means our youths and adolescents can qualify for Olympic Tournaments.

In an effort to keep you updated on the progress of this initiative and where your support may be most valuable we’ll keep you posted.

Download the Hoodlinks Educational Model here:

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