Education at The Amy Jacques Garvey Community Centre
The Amy Jacques Garvey Coalition organises Saturday classes for the children the Jacques Road Community ages 7-16 at the Amy Jacques Garvey Community Centre with the main goal of increasing literacy.
These children receive help in the academic areas they’ve asked for with a strong emphasis on written and spoken communication. The coalition also aims to increase conflict-resolution skills and self-love. This is done by teaching meditation and other self-care tools.
According to our first literacy assessment, most children in the community are reading well below their grade level. In order for these children to catch up, they need tutoring that can support their academic lives in the public school system.
Our executive body is made up of educators, musicians, artists, as well as individuals who live on Jacques Road and want to make a difference in their community.
We need help covering expenses associated with keeping this Saturday School running. This includes stationary supplies, lunch and snacks, and reimbursement for the educators and coalition members who dedicate their time to this project.