PS in the Ministry of Health, Helen Royer, made the announcement at a Peer Helpers Awards ceremony last week.
She told the youth they too can play a significant role in keeping the environment clean.
They have put the Zika virus in the same category of concern as Ebola, meaning that research and aid will be fast tracked to tackle the infection. Currently, there is no vaccine or medication to stop Zika. The only way to avoid catching it is to avoid getting bitten by the Aedes mosquitoes that transmits the infection.
The WHO has already warned that Zika is likely to "spread explosively" across nearly all of the Americas. More than 20 countries, including Barbados, Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Martin, are reporting cases.