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12196017_1147254375303074_807407659210700392_nYOUNG CAYMANIAN LEADERS FOUNDATION INVITES NOMINATIONS FOR YCLA 2016

George Town — March 31, 2016 — The Young Caymanian Leaders Foundation is reaching out to the community once again as it opens the nominations process for YCLA 2016.
The YCLA, now in its sixteenth year, was created to identify and honour young leaders who serve as role models for the youth of Cayman. Nominations may be made by any organization, business or individual in the community.

Candidates for the YCLA must be Caymanian, and between the ages of 20 and 35 and they must demonstrate strong leadership ability, outstanding moral character, personal and professional achievement, and community involvement. Also of primary importance is a strong commitment to mentoring young people. Additional information and nomination forms can be found at www.ycla.ky or by email to [email protected]

Last year, the YCLA received a record number of nominations – 39 in all – demonstrating that the programme has truly been embraced by the community and that the Award carries with it a significant level of honour and prestige.

“In today’s world, more than ever, our young people need role models, people not much older than themselves, with whom they can identify, and by whom they can feel inspired,” says Jonathan Tibbetts, YCLA Board Member and Chairman of the Nominations Committee. “The YCLA shines a spotlight on these great role models, who give generously of their time to touch the lives of so many young people in need of answers and positive direction. We look forward to receiving the nominations for this year’s award, and we thank the community in advance for helping us to identify the candidates. Together we are building a stronger community.”

Mrs. Kellie Sandy(nee McGee), the YCLA 2015 Award recipient, has not yet reached the mid-point of her tenure and has already addressed thousands of students in all three islands. Fulfilling her mission as a role model, mentor and Ambassador to the youth, she has been sharing her story and inspiring students with her positive messages and sound advice. She encourages adults to become mentors for young people around them. Regular updates on Kellie’s activities can be found on the YCLA Facebook Page.

The YCLA extends special thanks to its Sponsors. These committed organisations make the programme possible. Major sponsors are Dart and PricewaterhouseCoopers; Other loyal sponsors are: CNB; KPMG; Pinnacle Media; Progressive Distributors; Deliotte; Scotiabank; Celebrations; The Ritz Carlton; Stone Island; and the Tibbetts Family Foundation (JEM).

About YCLA

Celebrating its 16th Anniversary this year, the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards programme has as its mission to identify, celebrate and honour outstanding young leaders in the community who, through their actions, behaviour and leadership, serve as role models for the youth of Cayman.

IMAGE: YCLA Facebook

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