Belize City Council Launches Youth Innovator Incubator Summer Program
The Belize City Council is preparing engage youths from across the city in the second installment of its Youth Innovator Incubator Summer Program. The program kicks off at the ITVET compound on July 3 with a wide range of courses for youth, ages eight years old to seventeen years old. Michael Fritz, Youth and Community Support Officer for the Belize City Council explained that the program was developed by youths for youths. He noted that a key feature of this year’s summer program will be the financial literacy and entrepreneurship courses.
To streamline the courses the council is separating participants into a junior category for ages eight to thirteen and senior categories for ages fourteen to seventeen. Fritz explained that the council is tapping into the youths’ use of social media and offering training in videography to take their filming skills to the next level.
He also asked applicants to be patient for a response from the council as more than 200 people applied for the initiative. The program is sponsored by the council and its partners and is being offered free of cost.