Jamaican American Athletic Development, Inc. (JAMAAD) is a U.S. nonprofit organization on a mission to help Jamaica’s at-risk youth gain access to opportunities for advancement through American sports.
We provide coaching certification, coaching, sports equipment, gear, and infrastructure development to Jamaican public schools to allow students to participate in American Football, baseball and basketball. Through our program, Jamaica’s at-risk youth can develop the athletic skills needed to successfully compete for athletic scholarships abroad.
JAMAAD will roll out its first sports program The Touchdown Project, American football, in a dozen high schools in Jamaica in January 2017 and is currently raising money and seeking donations of new or used football gear and equipment.
In partnership with Jamaica's Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, U.S. coaches, professional athletes, and sports organizations.
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