Address: 1st Floor, 6 Collins Green Ave, Kingston 5
Telephone: (876) 754-9816 -8; 754-9821; 908-2031; 908-2032
Fax: (876) 754-9820
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The NYS mandate therefore, is to tackle youth issues and make a meaningful impact on the number of unattached youth (i.e. unemployed and not enrolled in school) in Jamaica now totaling over 140,000.

Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pmFridays 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The organization is uniquely suited to effectively address many of the social issues facing young people in Jamaica. Consequently, the NYS manages a number of programmes including:

  1. The Corps Programme – a four-week career training and re-socialization residential orientation then six-month job placement for high school graduates, aged 17-24 years.

  2. The Jamaica/Canada Youth Exchange (JAMCANYE) – An annual youth exchange programme conducted in association with Canada World Youth focused on literacy projects.

  3. The Jamaica Values and Attitudes Project for Tertiary Students (JAMVAT) – A programme that provides partial payment of tuition fees in exchange for voluntary service.

  4. The Information Communication Technology (ICT) – A certificate course for the disabled.

  5. The National Summer Employment Programme – An annual programme employing on average 4,000 students island-wide during the summer holidays.

  6. The NYS in Schools Project – A new project geared toward instilling core values in high school students through service clubs.

  7. The NYS Volunteerism Project – Periodic projects managed by the NYS in association with private sponsors, national, parish and community organizations, cadets, community members and NYS participants.

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National Youth Service
Government of Jamaica