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Sub-Grantee: Project Title:

Kingston YMCA

Kingston Youth DevelopmentProgramme (YDP)

Status Update Additional applicants continued to seek admission to the YMCA programs especially ar Hope Road and Rosedaie. Only ten new entrants were acceptedthis period due to space limitations. Volunteers continue to be the'backbone ofthe remedial program, with up t o 22 assisting weekly.

Five students from Hope Road sat the Grade Nine khievement Test in March and 25 more are being preparedt o sit the NationalAssessment Test in June. Students participated in the UWI Careers Expo and the PACT Expo in February.

Rosedaie continues to enjoy commercial success with its catering program. thereby earning not only income for the center, but very valuable experience for the students. Basic computer skills are being introducedt o the students a t this location. W t h the assistance of fund-raising by the St.Andrew W a r y Club, refurbishment of the vocational building a t Rosedale is contemplated, as well as some new kichen equipment.

The 21 students at Caymanos were exposed t o the other YMCA facilities t o promote their identification with the


It is hoped that most of this group will be able

to pass the Gmde 9 test in June and gain entry to a HEART program. YMCA also hopes to provide a skills

training program a t this location to complement the academic training.

The program is cooperating with the Notional lniriative for Street Children t o provide a residential and academic setting for unsenled adolescents. Much volunteer time a t the centers is hlized in counseling the troubled adolescents.

Computer classes for the teachers ended in December, but they will continue t o praciice to improve their skills. The internet is to be connected to the computers a t both Hope Road and Rosedale.

Quarterly Report Status Sammary

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