Make It Stop – Youth Empowerment Program

Youth Empowerment Program (Y.E.P.)

To successfully address violence against women and girls and within intimate partner relationships, PSI-Caribbean believed that it was crucial to develop an intervention that empowers boys and young men as well as girls and young women to challenge negative gender norms that lie at the root cause of GBV. Thus, the Youth Empowerment Program (Y.E.P.) was born.

Expected Outputs and Impact

  • Train 10 curriculum training facilitators on the 12-Week Youth Empowerment Program Curriculum.
  • 120 young persons enrolled in YEP program
  • Host 2 annual large scale events to showcase youth creative insights
  • Reach 1,800 community members through youth showcase events.
  • Reach 5,000 individuals with messages from national GBV campaign
  • Increase knowledge and awareness of the threat of violence amongst 75% of all program graduates.
  • Improve the gender norms and attitudes around violence amongst 75% of all program graduates.
  • Collect evidence from GBV to build and disseminate lessons learned and best practices to scale to other communities and countries in the Caribbean.

How Can We Work Together? 

To access the resources needed for the continued and expanded engagement of at-risk youth through our YEP we must engage in active partnerships.

The YEP lends itself very well to partnerships with the private sector in Trinidad and Tobago, as together we can expand our collective obligation to improve the quality of life for members of the productive workforce and their families, as well as the communities within which they live and work, and the society at large.

Your support will help us to respond to the prevailing health needs of the people in Trinidad and Tobago through innovative programs that increase access to health education, products and services.


If you’re interested in learning more, or want to support us please contact Sharon Mottley, Program Coordinator, at or 868-623-2497.

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