YOUTH STAND UP is a mentorship program designed to help youths follow their future plans. This summer the YSU will run their first event geared towards helping youths in Jamaica with supplies to go back to school.
We are looking forward for your help, in making this event successful.
Growing up in the beautiful island of Jamaica, i often heard this slogan "Every child can learn, Every child must learn". I love the youths and the key value they holds on the future generation. I believe that what you instill in a child's life, might not be as effective to them right at that moment, but the more they experience life, the more they will understand the values you have given to them.
In the island of Jamaica, approximately 2000 students drop out of school each year, this report was done by the Jamaica Observer. The contribution factor to this problem are lack of resources families have in taking care of their children. Most of these students drop out of school because of the lack of travel fares ( bus fares) to get to and from school, lunch money to purchase a meal while at school, bullying and teenage pregnancy.
These children did not ask for this life, but that the life they face, i created this BACK TO SCHOOL PROGRAM to help students get an education and break the cycle they continue to see within their families. If we sit by the side and continue to watch this happen, then we will have a stagnant country, losing is potential to grow and it will continue build up on more crime and violent each day.
So, help me break this cycle and help students in the beautiful island of Jamaica attend school this upcoming school year . Your contribution to the growth and development of these students will not go to waste, but will help young minds dream dreams and set goals.