Le Antonioâ€™s Foundation incorporates tutoring and academic enrichment activities that support students achievement in the classroom.
Online PR News – 30-June-2015 – Jamaica – MONTEGO BAY, St James
President of the Le Antonioâ€™s Foundation Antonio McKoy has disclosed that a number of local and international presenters have already been confirmed for the non-profit organizationâ€™s inaugural youth conference set for November 5, at the Wexford Hotel in Montego Bay.
These include Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment Damion Crawford, educator Ruel Reid, international renowned author Julie-Ann Mansfield, medical student Nicole Nation and Dr Joseph Ejiofor.
Meanwhile, McKoy said scores of students from across the island have already indicated that the will be attending the one-day conferencewill be held under the theme: â€śInfluencing and Empowering Youths to Succeed.â€ť
â€śThe conferencewill bring together young people between the ages of 13 and 21 from across the island for an unforgettable day of self-empowerment that will teach lifelong lessons and result in an expansion of vision from the experiences garnered from meeting successful adults and the introduction to multiple career paths,â€ť said McKoy.
â€śThe foundation believes in the success of our youth.We believe in helping them attain their goals and dreams. We acknowledge that they are the foundation of our future, and are confident that our investment in the future of our young population is indeed an investment in Jamaicaâ€™s future, a stepping stone in the reduction of poverty andthe prospect of animproved quality of life forfuture generations. Simply put, we believe in Jamaicaâ€™s future.â€ť
According to McKoy, students attending high schools, colleges and universities, as well as youth at-risk in communities island wide, are eligible to participate in the conference.
He pointed out that the professional volunteer speakers are from various paths of lives including the hospitality sector, medical, law, banking sector, information technology, journalism, politics and agriculture,â€ť he pointed out.
Meanwhile, McKoy is urging corporate Jamaica to partner with the foundation in staging what he described as the foundationâ€™s â€śmost important mission to date.â€ť
â€śIn order to be staged successfully the conference requires general sponsorship. In this regard, we are requesting that you consider participating in this important, potential life changing event as a sponsor. We would appreciate having a discussion with your representatives to identify the specific nature and extent of your participation as a sponsor of this event,â€ť he appealed.
Le Antonio's Foundation was founded in December 2013 by McKoy, the owner of Le Antonio's Roofing and Construction Ltd, which is located in the inner-city community of Barnett Lane in Montego Bay.
Since then, McKoy, through his foundation, has opened a homework centre at a section of his business establishment at Barnett Lane, which accommodates roughly 30 children from the community and its environs.
The foundation has also held several back-to school treats for more than 500 children, donated toiletries to the Aids Hospice in Montego Bay, held a Christmas treat for scores of inner-city kids, participated in Labour Day projects, make donations to the Railway Gardens Basic School and has more recently launched a mentorship programme for at-risk youth in Montego Bay.
Contact: Antonio McKoy- Founder/President