The San Carlos City Youth Center conducted a reorientation for its Information and Service Delivery Network (ISDN) members on April 24, 2019. The reorientation involved and engaged new ISDN members in the city (LGU employees and the academe) in transforming, empowering and touching the lives of San Carlos City youth. The activity was facilitated by POPCOM-I regional staff headed by Dir. Erma R. Yapit.

The reorientation included the presentation of the new templates to be used such as the register of referral, database of service providers, etc., the correct referral flow, the mapping of available information and services from the ISDN members, and the roles and responsibilities of the ISDN members.

The election of the new ISDN Technical Working Group (TWG) followed after the reorientation. The TWG will provide overall technical direction and guidance in the organization and day-to-day operations of the ISDN. They shall establish appropriate management arrangements, including schedules of TWG meetings, collecting and consolidating reports on a regular basis, establishment of needed data and information base, communication protocols and financial management. It shall be composed of representatives of the agency members of the ISDN. The elected Chairperson was from the City Population Office represented by Dr. Luisa F. Cayabyab since they are in-charge with the implementation of the adolescent health and development program in the city.

The Youth Center for ISDN will serve as a one-stop-shop facility that provides appropriate information, skills, and services to adolescents and young people. It complements and reinforces the role of schools, families, and communities in educating, counseling and empowering the adolescents. It is also a potent source of information and learning aid for skills building or simply a place for recreation or socialization after
school hours.

“The Teen Center is one of the AHD strategies where we provide the youth better options where they can fully exercise their full potentials and become more responsible and productive citizens,” RD Erma Yapit emphasized during the reorientation.

The reorientation was one of the activities held during the city’s 19th Mango-Bamboo Festival.