Child Resiliency Programme

From its inception, the VM Foundation has been committed to the empowerment of youth in Jamaica. This has meant providing and supporting programmes that aid in youth development and education.

In October 2020 the Foundation invested in the Child Resiliency Programme (CRP) which targets youth between the ages of 9-11 years who have been impacted by crime and violence. The programme provides intervention in the form of holistic development of the child displaying at-risk behaviour.

Programme Offering

The programme offers academic support, life skills training, parenting and family support, nutrition support among many other services. The developmental process for each CRP across the island engages approximately 60 Grade-5 children who are referred from six schools. Each CRP operates out of a school, church or community centre as an after-school programme.