Creating a memorable experience for our finalists

One of the lovely things about the Young Caymanian Leadership Award Gala Ceremony is the fabulous and creative decor.   For 2017, the theme was a New Generation of Leadership and we believe the night’s decor certainly reflected that.  Our thank you to Celebrations for their creative and colorful interpretation of the theme, the design of…

YCLA Announces 2017/2018 Recipient of the Young Caymanian Leadership Award

Grand Cayman, November 6, 2017 – The 2017/2018 Recipient of the Young Caymanian Leadership Award is Faith Gealey.  Chosen from five finalists nominated by the community, Faith’s ability to articulate her passion for mentorship won over the honorary board of the YCLA.    At the awards ceremony on Saturday night at the Kimpton Seafire, she…

CRAIG KIELBURGER TO SPEAK AT NOVEMBER 4 YCLA 2017 GALA

George Town, October 5, 2017 – At the age of 12, Craig Kielburger founded a charity focused on providing young people with the tools to change the world. Today, Craig Kielburger is an internationally acclaimed speaker, social entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author and the featured speaker at the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards, appropriately themed:…

YCLA 2017 FINALISTS DEBUT AT GOVERNOR’S FAMILY TEA

The annual Governor’s Tea provides a way for the community to get to know the finalists and their family.  Hosted by in Her Excellency Helen Kilpatrick, the event provides family friendly and an opportunity for each finalist to share their journey and hopes for the future.

2017 YCLA Finalist Yentel McGaw

Yentel McGaw is a known community leader and youth advocate through her years of service to the public. She is the current Immigration Manager and HR Consultant at Baraud International Recruitment Consultants Ltd. with over 4 years’ experience in the Human Resources field. She has also been described as passionate about helping the Caymanian community…

2017 YCLA Finalist Matt Brown

Matt Brown’s personality seems to bridge all age barriers and shines light on Cayman’s history and culture with his own unique sense of humour.   At Geezum TV, he developed his own media company and brand which has developed an animated children’s show, Bobo & Teedee and comedy sketch variety show which is now carried…

2017 YCLA Finalist Faith Gealey

Faith Gealey is a community builder.  Whether at home or at work, she brings people together.  Faith works as a speech language pathologist at the Health Services Authority where she also serves as the Staff Welfare Association Chairperson with a focus on building staff morale and providing support to live healthier work and home lives….

2017 YCLA Finalist Stacie Sybersma

Stacie Sybersma is known for her passion and advocacy for the environment and in particular, the ocean and coastal zone. That passion has led her to tackle tough projects such as her Master’s thesis which looked at contamination from Grand Cayman’s George Town Landfill going into the North Sound. Stacie currently works at CUC (Caribbean Utilities Company)…

2017 YCLA Finalist Alice Ramos

 Alice Ramos will find the 25th hour in the day when necessary to improve the lives of others through community service. One of her most proud positions in this regard was serving as President of Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands in 2015/16, after moving up the club ranks in a variety of capacities. During her year…