JSIF provides $3m for summer camps for at-risk youth

Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeney (second left), and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Novelette Grant (right), sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) implemented Summer Camp 2017 on July 17 at the JSIF Oxford Road offices in Kingston. Signing at left is Chairman of Operation Friendship, Dr Webster Edwards. Standing (from left) are: Procurement Manager for JSIF, Suzette Livermore East; Social Officer for the ICDP, Shunelle Nevers, and JSIF Social Development Manager, Mona Sue- Ho. The initiative involves JSIF, the JCF and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and is in response to the growing need for targeted social interventions to foster positive youth development.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 11:15am
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The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) is providing $3 million in grants for the staging of several summer camps targeting 700 at-risk youth.
Under Summer Camp 2017, the JSIF will provide the money for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to support five residential summer camps across the 18 communities that fall under its Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP), which is funded through a loan from the World Bank. 
The camps are being established in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in response to the growing need for targeted social interventions to foster positive youth development.