Nadisha Hunter, Staff Reporter
Dozens of students from Duhaney Park in St Andrew and surrounding communities are to benefit from a summer camp targeted at their holistic development.
The camp, which begins today, was organised by Coretta Brown-Johnson who heads the Sts Peter and Paul Guidance Department.
Brown-Johnson told The Gleaner that the camp has been oversubscribed and several persons are still showing an interest in attending.
Additionally, she said a number of corporate entities are on board to sponsor the initiative.
"The aim is based on our tag line which is building people changing lives one person, one child at a time. So the overall goal is to impact a life in a positive way in whichever way," she said.
Brown-Johnson added that the camp would include the performing arts, sports, as well as other programmes to address the issues that are impacting growth. She said students will be assessed at the end of the programme.
The summer programme which will be for two weeks, targets all students, including those with behavioural problems.
Brown-Johnson hailed the sponsors, who she said helped to make the programme a reality.
"I want to say thanks to the sponsors for seeing the vision and supporting the foundation and we hope that it will be a continuous partnership in impacting young people for the future," she said.
Last year, the programme impacted the lives of about 30 youth and 11 adults with challenges.