Saint James is a parish on the island of Jamaica located on the westside. This is where the vision for La Familia Movements was born.
Over the years poverty, crime and violence has increased drastically throughout the communities in Saint James, Jamaica. In the year 2013 residents held a general parish meeting in our capital city Montego Bay and decided that working together to alleviate the issues we were facing was the only solution.
Five young men; Joval Stewart, Clayon Reid, Andre Rutherford, Worrell Moxam and Nollis Dewar decided to take action. They scheduled a follow up meeting June 27th, 2013 in which they created our organization's name, vision, and mission statement.
In the next three months they held four events throughout Saint James, Jamaica and were able to attract approximately seventy eight families from multiple communities. Community residents had a great experience and each event thereafter more families began to attend. The positive atmosphere that was created during this difficult time was a major factor in attracting mothers, fathers, and their children. Free food, music, live performers, and educational awards for students from the schools in Saint James, Jamaica.
The programs that were created are developed so that each member of the household is able to reach their maximum potential for personal growth, and realize their dreams in a healthy environment. LFM strongly believes if a child’s social needs are met, that child is likely to develop into a healthy, confident, responsible, productive, competent, and independent adult.
La Familia Movements has served 7 educators, impacted 11,543 households, $425,000 dollars raised and served 3,624 Students in four countries.