All photography provided by Neville Charlton
In November 2012, Neville Charlton along with Moya Swearing, past Key Club President of the Queens School, decided that with so much negativity going on in Jamaica, it would be good idea to form a youth group which focuses on volunteering and engaging young people from all walks of life. The aim of such a youth led group was to encourage young people to give of their service in their local community and Jamaica while encouraging them to LIVE, THINK, ACT POSITIVE, despite whatever situation they might be facing. Thus “The Positive Organization” was born.
Since the company's inception in 2012, the organization has grown from just the founder and co-founder, to over sixty (60) members and growing. We have continued to tap into the vast source of youth volunteers, and have mobilized our members to be a part of various NGO's locally and internationally. Youths Inspiring Positive Change (JA) is a registered non-governmental organization focused on youth advocacy, empowerment and helping Jamaican youths to find themselves and their purpose in life
We strive for the “Positive upliftment” of all our members, and society on a whole. We are pushing forward positively with the aim of impacting others to become a part of this positive revolution.
VOLUNTEER TODAY. CHANGE TOMORROW
The Positive Organization mission is to empower, encourage & energize Jamaicans to believe that they can make a positive change in society, and to provide valuable service through volunteerism.
What We've Achieved!
- Positively Impacted over 1000 lives.
- Provided opportunities for youths to network through volunteerism.
- Mentored over 100 students.
- Advocates for Human Rights & Gender Equality
- Participated In United Nation Resolution 2250 Youth, Peace and Security
- National Recognition for the invaluable recognition of volunteerism.
- Provided volunteer opportunities for unattached youths.