The Amy Jacques Garvey Institute, Inc is a 501(C) (3) educational, charitable, humanitarian, institutional, social, friendly, constructive and expansive Institute. We have partnerships with local businesses and organizations in providing work experience to local youths. We are aware of the personal developmental issues that hinder our youth in progressing in the workforce as well as life. As the years progressed we incorporated more practical training programs such as Telecommunications training in voice, date, and video. Also our youth study office operations, computer tech positions, computer software programming, and life-skills training.
Since 2008 Amy Jacques Garvey Institute has been providing year round services to 45 high school youths. We are providing them with daily tutoring, life skills, and leadership development programming, as well as career development, daily life, school, and family support services. In 2010 Amy Jacques continued community outreach: We marched in the 2nd annual Nannie Helen Burroughs Day Parade which inspired out next project: a summer time community Mapping/Urban Anthropology Project on Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue in ward 7. Also we had a Public Service Announcement Project where our youth participants produced 4 public service announcements(2 video, 1 radio, 1 print) on issues such as don,t text messaging while driving, don't do drugs, and don,t smoke: All targeted toward At-risk youth in Washington, DC.
Amy Jacques Garvey Institute continues to be on the front lines of a larger effort to save our youth! Our focus are Washington DC youth who are at-risk of becoming disconnected from their paths toward a fulfilling life and a benefit to their community and family We believe our program design has the essential elements necessary to best meet the needs or our target population youths, ages 14-24, living in wards, 5, 7, and 8 of Washington, D.C. These are the youths we have consistently served since 1985, with the majority living in wards 7 and 8. There is an urgent need to help at-risk and underserved district youth complete high school and continue their education to prepare them for productive lives in society. We continue our goal of surrounding a at-risk youths with caring people that have been consistent in their lives, that they have to do something positive with their lives, and they know who they can go to for any of their needs. This is the mission of Amy Jacques Garvey Institute!