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About WYF

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Blog, Frontpage | 2 comments

About WYF

The Walkerswood Youth Foundation, LLC is a non-profit 501(c)3 Youth Mission dedicated to reaching out and raising awareness, educating and inspiring people to create an empowering future for the youth in Walkerswood, St. Ann, Jamaica W.I. and beyond.  As former youth from Walkerswood, we are giving our hearts to help.  Read on >

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One family, making a difference

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Frontpage | 0 comments

One family, making a difference

” I was heartbroken,” she said this week, alluding to a trip to Walkerswood, where she says children are hungry for both food and education. “Upon returning to the U.S., I made a solemn oath that I will use every resource and means I can think of to provide help and some relief to this school and community.” The elementary school she speaks of already does its part to see that children are fed with a farm project that grows fruits and vegetables, said Ms. Gomes, a Twin Rivers resident who works in marketing and public affairs at the University Medical Center at Princeton. But more help is needed, and Mrs. Gomes has formed the Walkerswood Relief Project. “Even with the project, some kids still go hungry without a nutritious breakfast and lunch,” she said. “Our dream is that each and every student will not be hungry during school.”Ms. Gomes is a member of the Rutty family, one which avoided the depths of poverty and despair that long has symbolized life for many of the people on the Caribbean island nation of more than 2.6 million. The family, which owns Trans Caribe Express Shippers Inc. of East Orange, N.J. was able to collect enough donations from families and friends in the United States to send in 2005 a 900-cubic-foot container of school and office supplies to Walkerswood, a village of about 4,000 tucked away in the lush tropical hills of St. Ann Parish.  Read more...

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Summer Enrichment Program 2013

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Summer Enrichment Program 2013

WYF is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to educate, inspire, equip and facilitate youth of all ages to challenge them to obtain a dimensional vision and to follow through with their individual passions. Teaching youth the skills to become successful in life is at the core of the program. The four major components of the program are: Arts & Craft This program is specially designed for age groups 4 – 12 years old. Homework assistance through tutoring, mentoring and use of computer labs Nutrition education to promote healthy lifestyles and combat obesity Life skills which are integrated throughout all phases of the program The after school program – serves _____ children throughout the school year. It includes homework assistance two hours/week , health and life skills. The summer program – serves approximately _____ children and includes arts & craft and dance instruction.  Read on...

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Transforming a Community in Need

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Transforming a Community in Need

The Walkerswood Youth Foundation was established as a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization with the purpose empower youth participate in a comprehensive programs and academic tutoring that promotes the physical, educational and life skills necessary to prepare and prepare them for leadership within the community and surrounding areas, and success in their personal lives.  There is a tremendous need, especially for youth in Walkerswowod, St. Ann for programs that provide activities and support for children throughout the summer and during the after school hours.   WYF strongly believes that the formula for providing effective, cost-efficient and high quality programs includes collaboration with many community organizations.  With your ongoing support, we are able to make this vision a reality.  Read on...

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Volunteer or Donate!

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Volunteer or Donate!

A priority need for these programs, which operates summer and after-school programs, is funding for curriculum supplies and part-time program staff. In the past, we have relied on volunteers.  This has resulted in limited resources and continuity for the participants whose success depends on positive role models and the relationships they build with their instructors.  WYF is requesting your donation to support programs that make a meaningful difference in the lives of these underprivileged youth. A contribution from your organization will give us the jumpstart we need while we continue to implement our fundraising plan.  Read on...

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