Our youngest citizens weren’t afraid to show their pride in our most important industry.
Over 500 WAVE Club students gathered at the Pacific Island Club to take part in the Tourism Education Council’s Youth Expo, immersing them in the importance of Guam’s tourism industry.
Kayori, a student and WAVE Club member, said: “If we don’t take care of our island or we’re not so enthusiastic and fun, and we’re just boring, the tourists are going to probably have bad reviews about it. And if they have family members, or anyone that wants to come to Guam, they might say, ‘don’t go there, it’s bad. They do nothing really.'”
This year’s theme is: “You’re bigger than your village” and it encourages students to do something bigger than themselves.
Debbie Whitt, Wave Club Advisor and teacher at BP Carbullido Elementary said the kids enjoy the activity very much.
“They come out. They network with other people, they get to see other students who are doing the same kind of things that they are. We do a lot of service-based projects at Carbullido, so it’s important to have that positivity and that love for Guam, it’s people and it’s culture,” Whitt said.
Among the dignitaries in attendance today were Lt. Gov. Joshua F. Tenorio, Miss Earth Guam, and Speaker Tina Muna Barnes.
The youth expo continues tomorrow.