At a time when some of Barbados' young people are being faced with a number of negative elements in society, the Barbados Cadet Corps is continuing to play its part in helping the youth to recognise their true potential.
That's according to acting commandant with the Barbados Cadet Corps, Major Peter Powlett.
He made the comment during a church service at the Whitepark Wesleyan Holiness Church, to mark the start of the Corps' week of activities, being held under the theme: 'Learning to do Today for a Successful Tomorrow'.
He says the Corps is just as relevant for young people today as when it was started 104 years ago.
Meanwhile, in his remarks, Chaplain with the Barbados Defence Force, Reverend Dr. Joel Cumberbatch said young people should not be denied opportunities simply because they are young.
He says if they are qualified, and have the experience and expertise, their youth should not be a factor in being able to advance themselves and take up important roles.