About Us

The Department of Youth Services is the Government of Belize’s principal agency responsible for the development, implementation, and coordination of policies, program and projects to support the holistic development of Belizean young people. DYS has a leading role in the Government’s youth mainstreaming strategy.


Empowered Belizean youth, positively impacting and contributing to National, Regional and International development through increased access to equitable opportunities for leadership, active citizenship, well-being, and self-actualization.

Mission Statement

The Department of Youth Services facilitates the development and implementation of programs and initiatives that create an enabling environment for youth empowerment and active citizenship