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Kemp, Hadley for JWNF’s ‘Focus on Boys’

Published:Tuesday | April 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Troy Kemp
Calvin Hadley

Continuing its trend of engaging and inspiring Jamaicans through interactions with persons who are themselves accomplished, the J. Wray and Nephew Foundation (JWNF) will have as presenters Americans Troy Kemp and Calvin Hadley for its 'Spotlight Sessions' - Focus on Boys.

The foray, which are geared towards boys, parents, principals, teachers and other educators will take place at Talk of the Town, Jamaica Pegasus Hotel and Courtleigh Auditorium in Kingston from April 16-19.




The JWNF operates under the mantra 'transforming lives and communities for a better Jamaica' and focuses on three pillars - education, culture and social inclusion. At present its efforts are concentrated in the areas that surround its business operations at Spanish Town Road in Kingston, New Yarmouth in Clarendon and Appleton Estate in St Elizabeth.

Boys are numbered among society's most at-risk in several of these communities and the JWNF's aim is to raise the awareness and special needs of boys regarding education so they and those entrusted with shaping their character can change their circumstances.

Come armed with tremendous experience, both Kemp and Hadley are expected to significantly influence Jamaica's youth at a forum titled 'The Journey from Boyhood to Manhood'.

Over 300 boys from secondary institutions in Kingston, Clarendon and St Elizabeth will be engaged on April 19 in Courtleigh Auditorium's amphitheatre setting, with messages crafted for their guidance and development.

This will be preceded on April 17 at Talk of the Town, Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, by a two-hour lunchtime parenting workshop, designed to expose parents to best practices, tactics and strategies for raising their boys. A similar forum will follow for principals and other educators.