Alpha Institute is a CAP and Trade Training school. Our aim is to aid and edify young men by providing them with education, skills training and a healthy environment to grow and excel. We pride ourselves each day with the challenge to provide education to young men who for a variety of different reasons, have been deprived of the academic and trade skills necessary to become productive adults.
For the Academic year of 2014-15, we have a target population of 150 young men aged 15 thru 18. The school employs eight trained teachers, who are skillful, reliable, hard-working and responsible. Under the leadership of our very competent principal, Mrs. Grant, the school consistently displays a high standard of discipline.
The maximum amount of children in a class is 20, therefore each child is privileged to individual attention. This allows us to cater to their needs to the fullest. The children are placed in class based on their ability and not their age. Emphasis is placed on educating the children, helping them to understand and grasp what is being taught rather than rushing to complete the curriculum.
Our computer lab is comfortable and equipped with 15 computers and a smart board with advanced technology. It is an appropriate learning environment for students aged 15 – 18 years. Every child has access to a computer, giving them a chance to become computer literate.
How You Can Help The Alpha Boys School
Hello friends and supporters of Alpha! Alpha’s progress is in part due to the inspiring work by the Sisters of Mercy who are committed to preserving the school’s legacy and purpose. Despite the sister’s efforts, they by no means can undertake this objective on their own; for this reason individuals and organizations worldwide are invited to partner with Alpha through general and strategic giving. The Alpha Institute is pleased to share with you some new ways in which you can contribute to our students’ development.
The school offers three general sponsorship options. General education, music training and improving our facilities are our current priorities. Please click here for more information about our music sponsorship and which students who most need the support receive help with school supplies, transportation, meals and training. www.alphaboysschool.org/support/music-education-sponsorship
The general sponsorship makes it possible for students in need of services to receive in general education alongside targeted vocational training. www.alphaboysschool.org/sponsorship
Alpha looks forward to hearing from our friends and supporters around the globe. We stand ready to partner together to uplift and empower Jamaican youth.