Young Leaders 2012-2013
RBC Young Leaders is one of the flagship youth development programmes of RBC Royal Bank, attracting participation from secondary school students in several Caribbean countries for the past 30 years. Known previously as RBTT Young Leaders, the programme was rebranded on June 6, 2011 to coincide with the reintroduction of the RBC brand in Trinidad & Tobago, following RBC’s acquisition of RBTT Financial Group in 2008.
The genesis of the Young Leaders programme was an essay-writing competition introduced in 1981 to create awareness about the importance of savings. By 1984 the programme broadened its scope to encourage community development, challenging students to implement sustainable projects that would benefit their communities. In 2002, the Young Leaders debate was introduced to provide a forum for students to build and improve public-speaking skills.
The mandate of Young Leaders is to help young people develop leadership skills, apply teamwork in pursuit of common goals, foster care for the community and the environment, promote thrift toward strengthening the social, moral, and economic well-being of the society and implement sustainable programmes that have meaningful and wide-ranging impact.
The programme also runs in Antigua, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts/Nevis and St. Lucia.
The RBC Young Leaders debates began in 2002 to provide a forum for students to build and improve their public-speaking skills.
In 1984, three years after the programme began, RBC broadened the focus of the Young Leaders programme to get students involved in their communities. Since then, hundreds of students have made tangible contributions in their communities and helped citizens in need.
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