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Last updated: March 19, 2021

March 8, 2021

USAID provided financial and technical support to help YFDN access both human and financial resources for its programs, develop branding and marketing plans to promote the work of the organization, and establish a monitoring and evaluation system to measure its programs’ transformative impact on the lives of youth. The organization began to thrive, reaching 1,000 youth since its partnership with USAID.

February 9, 2021

Together, USAID and JAD developed a Jamaican Sign Language Grammar Curriculum, designed to teach Jamaican Sign Language as an independent subject in schools for the deaf, focusing in particular on students in grades 1–13.

January 11, 2021

Kristofferson started his company, University College Ambassadors (UCA) Jamaica. His concept: a youth marketing and job placement agency connecting university and vocational students with corporate Jamaica.

December 7, 2020

As part of USAID’s Neighbors, Partners, Friends campaign, we are celebrating young leaders, civil society, and the private and public sector actors who are helping raise the standards of Jamaican youth within their communities and broader society.

December 1, 2020

Jerome, the communications coordinator at the Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL), is one half of a dynamic duo that hosts the program JASL After Dark, an online talk-show that airs live on Wednesdays at 8pm. The program, which began in 2018, aims to reach key populations through social media platforms and provide them with vital information concerning their sexual health. The program also aims to normalize conversations about HIV issues.