Since 2007 the Jason Roberts Foundation has delivered a range of programmes to support young people in Grenada, offering a variety of sports to promote participation, health, well-being and education. In 2016 our offer includes:
Sports participation: Over the year we will be offering a number of sports camps and coaching sessions featuring football, basketball and Golf to encourage young people to participate in and learn to play sports regardless of ability across the island. We will also be delivering a number of community festivals and tournaments to encourage the wider community to get involved in our projects.
Volunteering and coach development: In 2016 we will offer a range of coach and volunteer development initiatives to train local coaches in football, golf and sports leadership to capacity build our local staff base and sustain coaching initiatives in the heart of local communities.
Special Education Needs: Jason Roberts Foundation has a long standing commitment to supporting young people with Special Education Needs (SEN) in Grenada including staff training, development of projects and twinning with UK based schools, as well as offering sports programmes for young people across the island in a schools setting.
In addition to the above programmes we will be replicating our commitment to the Homeless World Cup as an official partner of the international tournament. The Foundation have participated in two tournaments and are currently working with previous participants to hold trials for the Homeless World Cup in Oslo 2017.
In November 2016 we will be building on our two pilot programmes at the Homeless World Cup to launch a year round partnership with the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Branded Youth In Action this programme will deliver:
– Year round sporting activities led by graduates of our previous programmes in the heart of their communities, providing locally appropriate role models and leadership.
– Personal and social development projects for young people to promote confidence, tackle social issues and raise aspirations.
– Sports leadership and Social Action projects to promote citizenship and social inclusion.
– Training and employability programmes to promote life chances.
Due to be initiated in January 2017 the Youth in Action project will also be the subject of an impact report and develop a sport for development curriculum for Grenada and the wider Caribbean contaxt.