This is Ashley Baker, he is a hard working young man who was a ward at the Mount Olivet Boys Home. Ashley dreams of becoming a Child Psychologist so that he may positively impact the lives of children like himself. Through our partnership with Richard Mille he has been granted a scholarship. He is currently at the American University in Paris pursuing a degree.
This is Barrington Mitchelle, he is an up and coming athlete. Barry is from the Mount Olivet Boys home. He is currently training with the Racers Track Club, home to Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake. He is being coached under the expert guidance of coach Glen Mills. Thanks to great sponsors like adidas this was made possible. In the future he wishes to compete internationally.
The Pringle Home for Girls is Located in St. Mary, Jamaica. Currently houses 25-30 girls, all of whom are girl have been removed from their caregiver for abuse and/or neglect.
The Garland Hall Children’s Home is Located in Anchovy, St. James. Currently houses 25-30 children, all of whom have been removed from their caregivers for abuse and/or neglect.
The Mount Olivet Boys Home is Located in Manchester, Jamaica. Currently houses 35-40 boys, all of whom have been removed from their parents or caregivers for abuse and/or neglect.
Because of my success on the track, I am now able to attract support for my cause, which is to help young people, especially the most vulnerable young people- the ones with no parents or role models achieve success. I grew up poor and it’s not nice. I want to do as much as I can to give as many young people a chance to get out of that situation.
Initially we want to focus on fostered boys. These boys seem to be the most vulnerable because they have no positive role models and seem to be more susceptible to peer pressure. Boys on a whole don’t seem to be as focused or as mature as girls. So this is where I wanted to start. We have however branched out into helping fostered girls as well.
I would like to see the foundation grow and do better each year. We are currently helping 3 children’s home across Jamaica. In the future I want to see us impact many more lives across Jamaica and eventually the world.
It’s a play on my initials. We will have themes, such as, YB Afraid to dream, YB Afraid to give, YB Afraid to care etc. You will see these throughout the site. It’s catchy and I think people will like it as much as I do.