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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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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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Upcoming Projects

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

Upcoming Projects

Greetings One and all!   It’s a beautiful day here in Jamaica, hope everyone is in great spirits.  I am now putting together an update on the past pageant along with the updates that took place since the pageant as well as things that I  would like to put in place to all the sponsors.  I know this is important because everyone wants to know whats going on.  I have one suggestion.   I am now working with the girls and they are writing their thank you letters. They are excited as this is important to them because the sponsors played a great role in their lives.  I was hoping to put a package together tp package with the DVD officially labeled, along with the girls thank you letter to whom ever sponsored a child for the last Rutty Roots crowning of the First Annual Jamaica’s Princess.  We thank all sponsors who made this event a great success.  Most of the sponsors I know are just a hand reach away and a few are maybe 2-3 day mailing so it wont cost us much for mailing when he bring the packages up.  Let me know what you think.   Read on> ~ Addis Alem Getfield-Rutty Founder, A Rutty Roots Youth...

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You can help!

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You can help!

Thank you for the opportunity to work together on our upcoming community enrichment projects! In the few short years since its founding, the Walkerswood Youth Foundation (“WYF”) has played a major role in the transformation of Walkerswood, St. Ann from a town with many underprivileged children, with too much time to get into trouble to one providing these youth with a valuable structured program.  It is the goal of WYF to provide programs to “empower young people by providing various programs, to include but not limited to life skills program that promotes positive values, healthy habits, and education  – resulting in real life power, in and out of the...

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