Jamaica Service Trip
What is JASY?
Jamaican Advantage Thru Sports for Youth (JASY) provides two annual week-long summer camps for economically disadvantaged Jamaican youth from Kingston.
The main JASY camp utilizes sports training as a vehicle to improve self-esteem, physical well being, teamwork, Christian values and cross-cultural learning.
Jr. JASY features storytelling, art and crafts, music, and sports games with the hope of changing children’s lives.
SJFC JASY Team 2014
2014 JASY Trip Recap
Fisher Team Makes a Difference at 2014 Jamaican Sports Camp for Disadvantaged Youth
Right after walking across the stage at Commencement this year, several new graduates joined current students, faculty, staff, and fellow alumni on a trip to Jamaica where they volunteered for 10 days at the Jamaica Advantage Thru Sports Youth (JASY) Day Camp. This is the third trip to the camp that Fisher has organized—a trip that many refer to as “life-changing.”
How to Help Team JASY
JASY camp is provided at no cost to the campers on behalf of sponsorships, donations, the SJFC team, and the JASY organization. You can help!
Sponsor a Camper
Help make summer camp a reality for the children of Riverton by sponsoring a camper.
Buy a Wristband
Donate $3 or more and receive an "iBelieve... Every Child Matters" wristband. See a JASY teammate for details.
2014 JASY Camp Slideshow
Meet the JASY Team
Karlee Platts '14
Hometown: Mohawk, New York
Major/Minor: Biology Major, Chemistry Minor
Why did you sign up for JASY Camp? I have had my eye on this service mission trip since I was a freshman! I have spent four years helping with different community service projects here in the Rochester area so I really am looking forward to making a difference in an area where the need is completely different and in some ways, maybe more significant.
One important key to service is being able to understand and relate to those you are helping, and I firmly believe that you can learn something from every person you meet, no matter how different. I am excited to really immerse myself in the Jamaican culture and learn as much as I can about their way of life, hopefully bringing me new perspective.
Role at JASY Camp: I am super excited to be one of the coaches! I think that being a coach involves a lot around caring about the success of your team and striving to make a connection with each of the campers. Through communication and hard work, my goal is to support and motivate my team to have a fun, positive week! TEAM RED!