" You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation."
- Brigham Young
The President’s Message ……
It is my honor to serve as president of Empowering Future Minds, Inc. (EFM) for the 2015-2016 academic year. EFM was incorporated in the USA in May 2014 by a team of committed Jamaican women with the desire to improve the lives of ambitious high school girls struggling to finish school. Our goal is to provide cash scholarships to offset the cost of school fees, lunch and traveling expenses particularly to girls sitting the CXC and CAPE exams.
The first year was very encouraging as we were able to assist a student from four (4) high schools. The girls were identified and selected by their guidance counselors, based on their exemplary academic performance and tenacity to achieve despite financial challenges. The response from the principals, guidance counselors and students has been overwhelming and gratifying.
Our team is therefore very excited about the possibilities for the up-coming academic year as we are committed to increase the number of recipients. In this regard, EFM will be embarking on a fund raising drive and working with several organizations in the Central Florida community to spread our message and assist us with donations.
I am grateful to all the EFM team members who continue to work at making an idea into a reality. We welcome donors and volunteers who share our vision and are willing to share their experience and know-how to assist us in achieving our objective, EMPOWERING our young Jamaican sisters to achieve their full potential.