To WATCH KIDZ
A 501(C)(3) NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO EMPOWERING THE YOUTH OF TOMORROW!
Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.
Our mission is to empower the youth to reach their full possibility as productive, nurturing, responsible citizens.
We are excited to announce our new partnership with Lakou Jimmy in the small town Onaville near Croix des Bouquets, Haiti. We have decided to step out on faith start own very own community center where we have programs tailored to fit the individual needs of each student and their families. LAKOU JIMMY was founded by Jimmy Raymond who moved back to Haiti after spending 20+ years away from Haiti and wanted to use his second chance to make a difference in the lives of the children in the community.
W.A.T.C.H KIDZ LAKOU JIMMY after School Program and summer camp will provide:
A safe haven to learn and grow
Life enhancing programs and character development experiences
Hope and opportunity
Why W.A.T.C.H KIDZ LAKOU JIMMY After School Program?
The purpose is to break the cycle of which the children in Haiti have become trapped in. Through this community center we plan to reach out to impoverished kids within Haiti who are adverse. We will provide programs and services that promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Our hope is to provide children who have been introduced to a life of inevitable poverty a chance to improve their chances for a better future. Center of Hope will be a safe place to learn and grow-all while having fun.
Character and Leadership
Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process. They also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to the community and celebrating our national heritage.
Group 1 (Name to be developed) - Boys and girls up to age 9; Focus on character development.
Group 2 (Name to be developed) - Boys and girls ages 10-14; Focus on leadership skills
Group 3 (Name to be developed) – Boys and girls ages 15-18; mainly focus on academic success and career preparation.
Education and Career
Our aim is to ensure that all members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career.
Speak- All center of hope members must complete a course on basic conversational English. This program will help develop English as a second language.
techKNOWLEDGEy- Help build computer skills to provide young people with the technology resources and skills necessary for success in the 21st century.
Aim2Learn- Leisure reading and writing activities, discussions with knowledgeable adults, helping others, homework assistance, tutoring and games that develop young peoples cognitive skills.
CareerDRIVE- For members ages 13-18. Assess their skills/interest, explore careers, make sound educational decisions and prepare to join Haiti’s workforce. Mentoring, job shadowing and training opportunities.
An initiative to develop young peoples capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults. Members will learn how to achieve mutually supportive relationships free of violence and abuse.
License to Manhood- 14 sessions concentrating on a specific aspect of character and manhood through highly interactive activities. Each participant receives his own license once he completes his personal journey of maturation and growth. License to Manhood represents a targeted effort to engage young boys in discussions and activities that reinforce character, leadership and positive behavior.
Savvy Chic- young women ages 8-18 guidance toward healthy attitudes and lifestyles. Savvy Chic helps them reach their full potential through dynamic sessions, group activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women. Savvy Chics enjoy the opportunity to build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good healthcare and developing positive relationships.
Date WISE- supplement to Savvy Chic and License to manhood. Through fun and easy to use sessions members learn how to mutually supportive relationships free of violence and abuse. This program encourages youth to become community advocates for relationships that promote equality and respect while combating the attitudes and behaviors that lead to dating, sexual and domestic violence. Other topics addressed includes how society influences attitudes about male and females, sexual harassment, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual myths and truths, getting regular gynecological care and physical and emotion chances boys and girls experience.
Programs to be developed.
Sports, Fitness and Recreation
Help develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, social and interpersonal skills.
Let’s Play- encourages youth to increase their overall fitness and health through physical activity and improved nutrition education while learning the fundamental skills of basketball, baseball, softball and soccer. Features a variety of fun and engaging activities and games to help members improve their fitness; increase awareness of good nutrition and hydration.