- Heightening interpersonal understanding and group awareness to develop
self-esteem, decision making and leadership.
- Seminars and workshops in resolving conflicts and developing strategies
for problem solving and voicing opinions.
- Encouraging commitment to personal and family development.
- Guidance and counseling programs utilizing peer group counseling
at the centers.
- Workshops for teenage mothers and fathers to develop proper parenting.
- Mentoring programs held monthly to provide guidance using high
achievers from the communities, institutions and businesses.
- Cultural programs harness the creativity of the youth and lead to
Reproductive Health Counselling
This program involves interfacing with other agencies to assist in providing
therapy, (intervention, referral,) materials and expertise; time and programs
for the youth and their families; family planning services and counseling,
especially on gender issues, nutrition, child growth and development, drug
abuse prevention, STD's and peer pressures.
A multi-media program to sensitize all levels and groups in communities to
the problems and concerns of young persons, recognizing causes and
Strategies include newsletters, poster, video programs, stories and
plays produced with the input and help of the youth, guided by specialist.
Literacy & Remedial Education
On site testing to participants to assess literacy and numeracy skills,
thereby identifying possible learning disabilities and other physical
problems that may hamper learning.
Indepth needs assessment and service plan for each client based on test
Designing of instructional materials relevant to the students' needs
interests and career goals and concerns.
Creating curricula sensitive to the students' abilities, attention
span and social/economic situations.
Vocational & Technical Training Elements
Following on the Literacy/Remedial Education component, the program
identifies courses through other agencies and institutions that clients
can access such as the Vocational Training Center at Granville.
The program designs a course in theatre arts, to develop the skills and
attitudes necessary to enter the entertainment field, these include:
the Cultural Arts Studio, Kingston; the Cultural Arts Center,
Montego Bay, and the Edna Manley College for the Visual and
Structured homework programs that not only focuses students on their
learning responsibilities but provides on-site tutoring in subject areas.
Working with the Jamaica Council for Adult Education, and with
HEART/NTA, we provide programs that allows clients to re-enter the
formal education/technical system, or to access training courses in
technical and vocational education, and entrepreneurial skills.
Our Target Population