Jamaican singer/actress Cherine through Reach One Child "R.O.C" Foundation has announced their R.O.C Scholarship 2013 initiative to assist parents of 6th grade students across the island as they move into secondary schools this fall. The R.O.C Scholarships Program is open to all 6th grade students in Jamaica regardless of sex, color, disability or religious background.
In a recent interview, entrepreneur and Co-founder of the Reach One Child Foundation Mr. Patrick Lindsay shared "We believe the best opportunity for our young people is through a solid education and while we cannot assist everyone, we are trying to do our part to better enable a good education for some of our motivated students. The Reach One Child Foundation has been supporting administrators through our school tours which have been well received over the years, so we are just moving forward through our new scholarship initiative to further our support."
Actress/Singer and Co-founder of The Reach One Child "R.O.C" Foundation Cherine Anderson adds, "The idea of helping students isn't new to us. We've been giving aid and supplies to students for more than 8 years without any fanfare. I am fortunate to reach and teach a lot of people through my music but I am a huge advocate of school and education, it's a solid foundation and we do have some of the best and brightest students right here in Jamaica."
How to Apply...
R.O.C Scholarships are meant to be supplementary and will generally cover tuition,
uniform, school supplies and text-books. Aid will be given for the
coming 2013-2014 high school year. Parents of 6th Grade students with verifiable financial need are encouraged to apply online via the Reach One Child Foundation's official website at www.reachonechild.org/roc-
Who we are and what we do...
Foundation was started in 2004 from an effort organized by Cherine to
raise funds to support victims of hurricane Ivan while she was a student
at Middlebury College . Realizing that more people could be helped
through the efforts, the movement was expanded with the support of business partner Patrick Lindsay to help Jamaican students island wide. This gave birth to Reach One Child "ROC" Foundation. The Reach One Child Foundation
is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to providing
need-based scholarships, motivational and mentorship programs for youths
across Jamaica. Reach One Child Foundation
also works closely with inner-city youths through several community
sports programs and often partners with other groups and policy-makers.
For more information visit www.reachonechild.org .