Youth and Community Development Specialist, Bahamas
Nevar Smith is a certified Youth Leader and a past member of the National Youth Policy Team and the National Youth Advisory Council in the Bahamas. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Tourism Management from The College of The Bahamas (COB) in 2011. During his time at COB he served as the Executive Vice President of the College of the Bahamas Union of Students (COBUS) at the Northern Campus in Freeport from 2007 to 2008. He then went on to serve in the same capacity at the main campus in Nassau from 2010 to 2011.
Nevar was recently elected by the residents of East Grand Bahama to serve as a Local Government Representative. He also serves as the Deputy Chief Councilor for the City of Freeport District and is the President of the COB Alumni Association, Grand Bahama Chapter. Nevar is also the Founding President of the Bahamas Youth Movement (B.Y.M), which is an organization geared toward bringing young people together and collectively finding creative ways to make positive contributions to his country. He also serves as host of the Youth Expressions Radio Show which airs on Mix 102.1 FM in the Bahamas.
Nevar believes in living his life by the ‘Golden Rule’ which states, “Do unto others as we would have them do unto us.” He also gets great inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi’s challenge to “Be the change in the world you would like to see.”