YDO Successful Programmes

Over the past few years our Youth Development Officers (YDOs) have held several successful youth programmes.

Funded by the Ministry of national Security’s Citizen Security & Justice Programme, SYMBA is an after school remedial reading education programme for adolescents ages 10 - 14 and is operated in six inner-city communities – Parade Gardens, Fletcher's Land, Allman Town, Towerhill, Drewsland,...

Funded by the British High Commission, 100 hours of tutoring in computer literacy utilizing HEART curriculum for adolescents participating in a Life Skills and Drug & HIV/AIDS prevention programme in the communities of Drewsland, Waterhouse, Tower Hill, Tivoli Gardens, Arnett Gardens and Rae...

Funded by the U.S. State Department and International Narcotics, this intervention target approximately 300 youth in 3 inner-city communities – Tivoli Gardens, Arnette Gardens, and Rae Town. They received training in life & social skills and participated in community...

Funded through a grant from the USAID and monitored by the Family Health International, this intervention was RISE’s first community based initiative and targeted 30 youth from the inner-city community of Fletchers Land. These youth were trained in life & social skills and...

Funded through a grant from the European Union, this intervention impacted over 47,400 students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and community members. The programme consisted of weekly classroom sessions done with seventh graders in secondary schools across the parishes of Kingston...