Dream Jamaica in partnership with Youth Can Do I.T. presents, ?Dream It. Achieve It. Become It.? D.A.B. Summer ?17 is a jam-packed and exciting 4-week summer camp for high school students that includes web development workshops, an entrepreneurship track, college prep, SAT Prep, internship opportunities and so much more!
High school students from 1st - 6th form. Each cohorts offers a unique experience:
1st & 2nd form
3rd & 4th form
5th form & Lower 6
Upper 6 students will have an opportunity to be an intern to get in-depth and practical experience in their field of choice.
July 3 - July 28, 2017 (4 weeks)
University of the West Indies (UWI Mona), Kingston, Jamaica
"I am currently enrolled in school. My tenure at Dream Jamaica was superb. My cohort was great and so were the coordinators. The lessons learnt in class and on the excursions still remain with me today. I do hope to volunteer soon to be able to impact teens the way I have gained from this experience. I was able to use my Dream Jamaica r?sum? to apply for my first job those are the small things that made a big difference in who I am today. A big thank you to you and the Dream Jamaica Team" - Rochelle Rhooms
"The workshops at YCDI has been truly inspiring. Through this initiative I have been briefed on the development of websites and coding, which has captivated my interest. I now try to code on my own as a hobby and try to learn new skills in coding. Also, I am now considering the idea of undertaking a career in programming and website development, after being exposed by YCDI to this fun career path. I would recommend others to get on board this initiative because it is one that offers to teach a skill that is necessary and demanding in the work-world, in this day and age, and will become more so in the near future.In addition, these workshops are rendered at no cost. It is just up to the participant to put some time and effort into learning what is being offered. - CeJay McCalla"
Students learn to give back to their communities by designing and delivering service learning projects. Students gain awareness of challenges in the society, and propose ways to address those challenges. For example, students learn the effect of waste on the biodiversity in our ocean, and plan and execute a beach-cleanup project. They also get to understand the plight of orphans in the country, and spend a day bringing joy to children in a local orphanage by planning a sports day.
The Aben-Go EduTour by EducaTours JA
EducaTours JA is an innovative educational tour company that integrates exploration with gamification technology. They will take the students on the Tainos and Caves Aben-Go EduTour. The students will go to the Institute of Jamaica, where the students will learn about the Tainos and get to see a collection of Taino artefacts. They will then go on the Bunker?s Hill Cultural Xperience & River Tour, a hidden treasure located in Trelawny, which features a botanical garden, cascading waterfalls and a huge cave believed to be used as a hiding place by Maroon Chief Cudjoe in the 18th Century. The Cave also contains Taino drawings.
Students take the information they get about various careers to another level by visiting offices, including Office of the Prime Minister, Nuthall Hospital, Caribbean Maritime Institute, Maypen Courthouse, to see professionals in action.
Dream Jamaica is a multi-year college-prep and mentoring program for students from 1st Form to 6th Form. Twice as many Dream Jamaica participants go to college compared to the national average (Jamaica). We provide mentorship, college prep, and career development, and we also impart the importance of giving back to the community through service learning projects. Students experience personal and academic transformation by participating in our program.
Dream Jamaica was started in January 2008 and is a 501c3 nonprofit which has served over 350 students, and delivers over 1,000 hours of community service throughout Jamaica each year.
Our mission is to provide meaningful mentoring relationships, along with educational and professional opportunities that inspire and empower young people to pursue their dreams, accomplish their goals, and positively impact their communities.
Youth Can Do I.T. (YCDI) seeks to empower youth via technology, professional and personal development, faith and physical wellness initiatives. Founded in 2016, YCDI seeks to engage youth through workshops, mentorship, hands-on and interactive learning sessions with the intent to equip and educate them with the right skills and tools to turn their dreams into reality; changing their self-doubt into unshakable confidence and belief in themselves. Our goal is to impress upon the youth that whatever they imagine, they can manifest into plausible careers, and can provide solutions to problems they see around them in the community.