Forward Step Foundation

  • Group Name: Forward Step Foundation
  • Project Name: Forward Step Foundation
  • Type of Venture: Craft Jewelry, Music Production and Carpentry
  • Sponsors:
  • Start Date: October 2006

Description of Project:

Description of Venture: In fulfilment of the Foundation’s mission and in aspiring to achieve its vision, the foundation engages in a number of entrepreneurial ventures. The three major ventures undertaken by the foundation are:
  • Craft Jewelry Making
  • Music Production
  • Carpentry
The youth population is primarily targeted for these initiatives, as there is ongoing capacity building for youth facilitated by persons who are trained in the specific areas. In addition, a portion of the funds garnered from these initiatives is pooled back into community outreach activities.

Aim of the Venture:

To utilize the various projects/ services offered to revitalize the lives of the most at risk populations.

Objectives:

To use entrepreneurship and wealth creation to enhance, support and/or fund worthwhile/deserving community outreach projects.

Our Vision:

Forward Step Foundation aspires to become a hub for social enterprise, where lives are positively transformed, youth contribution to society increases and community spaces and families are revitalized as first tier in life building, making Jamaica and the world environs a better possibility for all.

Our Mission:

To provide holistic and innovative community revitalization and to facilitate and advocate for inclusive youth and adolescent empowerment in Jamaica.

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Project Data
Currently Employs 4 Persons
Business Plan Yes
Project Value $1,800,000

Needs

• Funding
• Training in marketing and public relations
• Land (for expansion)
• Equipment (carpentry equipment, additional studio equipment etc.)

Challenges

• Acquiring land for expansion
• Limited resources (financial and human) to market products and services

Contacts

Miguel Williams
Director
353-1932

Latoya Fry
Secretary
367-1211

Michael Johnson
Education Coordinator
504-5763
* Data was compiled from socio-economic survey conducted by SDC, 2009. A comprehensive community profile of Rose Heights Community can be obtained at the St. James 1 Albion Road, Montego Bay, St. James.