December 10, 2023

JTC supports Cayman educational charity as part of global employee-led fundraising initiative

YMCA Cayman Fire truck

A range of educational charities across Europe, the Americas, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia are set to benefit from a global employee-led fundraising programme launched this week by JTC that could see a total of more than £100,000 donated to the sector over the remainder of 2021.

As part of the ‘Maximising Potential’ initiative, up to £75,000 is to be donated across the JTC office network in more than 20 jurisdictions to support specific regional initiatives and projects undertaken by educational charities, selected by employees in those locations. 

In addition, over the course of the final quarter of 2021, over 1000 JTC people around the globe will be organising fundraising initiatives to bolster their fundraising efforts even further, with JTC also committing to matching additional funds, reinforcing its commitment to making the communities in which it operates stronger together.

The charity being supported in the Cayman Islands is the YMCA Extended After School Programme.

Eric Ellsworth, Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operations Officer of the YMCA of the Cayman Islands, said:

“The Extended After School Program operated by the YMCA of the Cayman Islands provides youth enrichment for over 1300 students in all 11 public schools in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. The program provides homework clubs, and recreational programs and provides social-emotional learning to assure that the students in greatest need are growing toward success. We are so thankful to JTC in the Cayman Islands for choosing us to be the Islands’ beneficiary for funding which will undoubtedly strengthen the students of the Cayman Islands in spirit, mind and body!”

JTC’s Managing Director in the Cayman Islands Michael Halsey added:

“The JTC Cayman team very much appreciates the importance of having a solid and trusted after school program in our community for families to send their children to that also enriches their educational experiences. We know from experience that Eric and his team really do a phenomenal job of supporting the growth of everyone who joins them and we’re delighted to support such an organization which itself has its foundations in the ethos of maximising potential.” 

Commenting on the launch of the initiative, Wendy Holley, COO of JTC, said:

“Our analysis shows that our employees are hugely passionate about supporting children’s and educational charities, particularly as figures from the United Nations show that around 617 million children and adolescents around the world are unable to reach minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics as a result of Covid-19.

“Underpinning our belief that we are all stronger when working together and driven by our values, this represents an opportunity for all of us to make a significant difference by forming lasting partnerships with educational charities in the locations where we operate. We hope and expect that we can make a positive difference and help children around the world reach their potential.”

The Maximising Potential initiative forms part of the JTC Supports programme, JTC’s platform for encouraging and supporting employee-led community action around the world. Further information can be found here:

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