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Addis and our team have many great updates and will be keeping you posted here:

Summer Enrichment Fitness Program

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Blog, Rutty Roots | 0 comments

Summer Enrichment Fitness Program

Summer Camp 2013 started this week.  Our business class students learned how to sell their produce and earn profits.  We also have business class meetings with our teacher Abi.  We thank our camp teacher Tendai for teaching us Spanish, Swahili, and French to the little ones, and to our volunteer Tia Maria, who took time on her vacation to read to our class.  Plus, we do workout and fitness to to keep them fit.  We are having a blast!

 

 

 

Our Relaxed Yoga Group

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Our Relaxed Yoga Group

As light as a feather and relaxed as a gentle breeze, our yoga group unites the mind, the body, and the spirit.

 

Got Music? We are starting a Band!

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Got Music? We are starting a Band!

Everyone loves music!  The children of Walkerswood sure know how to jam, with drums violins and tambourines!

 

Embroidery and Arts n Crafts class now in action

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Embroidery and Arts n Crafts class now in action

Addis is pleased to announce that embroidery classes are now in action.  All the children had a wonderful time working on their own special embroidery.  We hoped you enjoy the pictures that are attached.  Even though our supplies are limited, we were still able to complete the task.  We hope to have donations of arts and crafts soon.

 

Rutty Roots Karate Class begins April 26, 2013

Posted by on Apr 27, 2013 in Blog, Rutty Roots | 1 comment

Rutty Roots Karate Class begins April 26, 2013

Today, we are pleased to announce that volunteers Mama Tendai and Kymani came out with great strength and love to teach our children the art of Karate and self defense.  Classes were held in the Rutty yard at Walkerswood, St. Ann.  We had a great turn out and look forward to practicing and encouraging each other.   The children will continue to learn self-defense, develop confidence, develop discipline, learn respect, get in shape and have fun!

If you would like to support our charity and come and meet Mama Tendai, Kymani and the children, please come along.  The more the merrier!

 

 

Rutty Roots Youth Enrichment Program

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Blog, Rutty Roots | 0 comments

Rutty Roots Youth Enrichment Program

RRYEP 1st meeting was a group discussion with about 18 girls ranging from ages 8 – 12 years old.  Our first meeting was very interesting. We discussed Self Love and Self Esteem.   All the girls got handouts and affirmations to take home and got to take turns reading out loud.

It was good to know that most of the girls were well educated in these areas.  We then had a little fun doing crossword puzzles with Spring themes.  We really look forward to planning this year’s Summer Enrichment Program.  We look to partner with other organizations and people who have similar missions because the need for help is island wide.   This is truly the planting of a great seed, that no doubt will sprout into many blessings!

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 >

Summer Enrichment Program 2013

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

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 >

Transforming a Community in Need

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

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 >

Volunteer or Donate!

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

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 >