Background - Marcus Garvey Youth Information Centre

Named after Jamaica’s first National Hero, the Marcus Garvey’s Youth Information Centre epitomizes the basic tenets of Marcus Garvey. Opened on August 19, 2010, the Marcus Garvey’s Youth Information Centre has already served over ten thousand youth!

The Centre offers a wide range of services to young people between the ages of 14-24yrs. First and foremost, the Centre is a one stop shop for youth development. It has a very strong referral system in place whereby youth are assessed then referred to other youth serving organizations such as: HEART TRUST NTA, National Youth Service, Ministry of Labour and the Jamaica Foundation for Life Long Learning.

The Centre currently offers four main programmes:

  • Career and Sexual Reproductive Health Counselling
  • Entrepreneurship Coaching
  • Empowerment Guidance Sessions
  • Drug Abuse Counselling and Awareness Sessions (Tuesdays only)

Upcoming programmes:

  1. Numeracy and Literacy classes
  2. Music classes – Saturdays
  3. Computer classes in collaboration with HEART TRUST NTA