Multicare Youth Foundation

2020 Prime Minister Youth Award for Excellence In Youth Development

What makes us unique

The vision ‘In the business of changing lives… Creating opportunities for vulnerable children and youth’ serves as the inspirational core of The MultiCare Youth Foundation (MYF).

The Foundation has consistently demonstrated its passion for nation-building through its investment in youth and community development. Since its inception, MYF has focused on creating and getting involved in initiatives that have resulted in positive transformation in the lives of at-risk children and youth across more than 69 marginalised communities in Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine and St. James. 

Legally merged in 2017, MYF is an amalgamation of three youth-serving organisations: The MultiCare Foundation established in 1993 to enrich the lives of children in 32 underserved schools using Sports, and the Visual and Performing Arts as catalysts for change; Youth Upliftment Through Employment (YUTE) established in 2010 to provide skills training and employment opportunities for unattached, at-risk youth; and Jamaica’s premier mentoring organisation, Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU). Additionally, in 2016, YUTE (now a programme of MYF) was selected as the Executing Agency for the New Employment Opportunities (NEO) project in Jamaica. 

In December 2020, MYF made a strategic shift to focus primarily on youth between the ages of 16-29, as studies indicate that they are the ones MOST at-risk of getting involved in crime and violence. MYF’s mission is to empower vulnerable, and at-risk youth with various skills programmes such as Passport to Success and YUTE Teach to effect real and sustainable change in their lives. 

2010 - 2020

MYF Impact

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Indirect Beneficiaries

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Communities Served

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Children & Youth Served

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AGE 16 -29

Youth Impact

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Skills Training
Received Skills Training and/Life and Employability Skills
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Mentors trained and matched with youth from MYF Programmes and projects
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Work Experience
Internships and full-time job placements
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