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Grenadian Young Women’s Group Celebrates!

June 21, 2012
Brooklyn, New York — The fresh faces of the Grenadian-American Young Women’s Association presented themselves as a complete and fully established youth organization this April, officially informing the Grenadian community in New York of their future plans at their launch event.The launch took place at Saint Gregory The Great School Gymnasium.


The group transformed the space  into an intimate cocktail atmosphere, with decor exuding the ambiance of sophistication and warmth. The current eleven members of the organization, sat on a panel before a room filled with family, friends, supporters and officials, with intent to deliver their message of promoting the advancement of young people in Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique, educationally, socially, and culturally.


The group is now led by the current President, Ms. Alisa Layne, with the support of the elected Vice President, Ms. Marisa Mitchell. 

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“We [GAYWA] are dedicated to the youth of Grenada, and in the U.S, and accept the responsibility as young women to encourage their advancement.” said Layne.


Consul General of Grenada, Honorable Derrick James was the keynote speaker at this event, and has had the experience of working directly with the group on a number of projects throughout the course of the year, including diaspora consultative initiatives. He was amongst the supporters of the organization that shared words of encouragement, enthusiasm, and pride. Founder of the organization, Ms. Cicely Mason served as a guiding light, taking the ladies under her wing following their affiliation with the Miss Grenada USA pageant. Other honorary speakers included Judge Sylvia Radix, who conducted the installation of members, Councilman Jumaane Williams, and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke.


Since then GAYWA has hosted Express Yourself ~ Let’s Get Mixxy, a youth mixer and discussion on June 16th 2012 to kick of the summer. Discussion topics included sex & relationships, contemporary politics and media influences. A dynamic group of young men and women came out full ready to engage in the debate on these issues that affect them. Check out the images from Express Yourself below.


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