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The Shelton Project will host their annual summer camp July 17 to 21, at Bound Brook Infant School. The camp is for ages 4 years to adult women. The women and teens learn vocational skills.


On the last day Friday, July 21 will be a women and girls conference and an adult training on awareness and prevention of childhood sexual abuse at Titchfield School.


"You are Royalty, Sparkle, and Shine," is an Inaugural conference designed to educate and bring awareness to the offenses and prevention of childhood sexual abuse. The goal of this event is to restore dignity to the victims; empower women and girls to speak up and break the silence; provide hope, healing and the promise of a better tomorrow.
You are invited to attend and hear from both International and Local speakers who are subject matter experts on this topic. You will gain insights as to what you can do and how you can make a difference. The Conference includes one General Session, a Keynote Address, and an Age appropriate breakout group session; all interspersed with fun activities to encourage open and honest conversations. Register online at: https://youareroyaltysparkleandshine.eventbrite.com


One of the Pillars of Healthy Lifestyle Network is Childhood sexual abuse awareness and prevention, so on July 21, we will launch a training, Darkness to Light to educate community leaders, teachers, church workers, anyone involved with children.

Shelton Project

The Shelton Project started as a medical mission to Port Antonio, Jamaica in 2002.  During those trips, HLN took medical volunteers and provided free healthcare, medications, diabetes and cardiovascular screenings, glucometers and blood presure machines to adults.  In 2006, we provided supplies to five churches to establish health ministries.  Dr. Daniela Speck's generosity in giving her practice made it possible to provide free healthcare to the public.  The days ran from morning until dusk.  Two days were devoted to adult healthcare from Dr. Speck's office and one day was devoted to screenings at Titchfield and Port Antonio High.  

 

                                   

              Healthy Lifestyle Network, Shelton Project Medical Missions, 2006.

 

In addition to providing healthcare, the Shelton Project established a reading program at the Port Antonio Infant School.  In 2009, we attempted to engage several infant and basic schools in a football program.  In 2010, HLN developed a Four Pronged Program for the ten infant and basic schools in Port Antonio.

Environment- teaching environmental stewardship of the land, planting, recycling, conserving energy and in general tips on going green.  The children plant trees, vegetables and flowers.  Schools that have no land space to make outdoor beds utilize pots.

Nutrition - The children learn healthy food choices and learn to eat from the land by eating the vegetables they plant.

Reading -All schools are provided books to create a library to encourage the children to read.  These books are available to the children to read before and after school, and during school according to the rules of the classroom.

Physical Activity - Each school is encouraged to establish either a co-ed football team or two single gender teams.  All the teams are members of the Shelton Wee Ones Football League.  The first tournament was held on June 21, 2011.

In 2012, the schools hosted the first Michael Jackson Earth and Arts Festival in Port Antonio.  The children showcased their crafts from recycled items, performing arts.

                             

                                  Port Antonio Infant School Striker with Coach

Summer Camp was held July 7 - 11 for both the children and the Lifechance Entrepreneurial Program.

The participants were taught to quilt by Mrs. Joy Shelton.

Confirmed schools participating in the Shelton Project:  Port Antonio Infant, Boundbrook Infant, Boundbrook Basic, George Cohen Basic, Salvation Army Basic, Kids n Kids Basic, Bethesda Basic, Jack n Jill Basic, Little People Basic, and Fedlyn Beason Basic.

Women & Youth Entrepreneurial Leadership - the first training for the LifeChance Program was held August 2012.  The training was headed by Mrs. Joy Shelton, who taught the women one man and several teens the basics of quilting.  In 2014, the new participants learned 'Quilting 101'.  Our volunteers for the program traveled from Montego Bay, England, and the USA.

The LifeChance Program is  currently teaching vocational skills  but will later teach entrepreneurial skills to the young people and women of Port Antonio to empower, strengthen, and enlighten as they prepare to become future leaders, and provide financial assistance to the mothers. 

 2014 LifeChance Camp

2012 LifeChance Participants with Mrs. Joy Shelton 

In 2017, the Shelton Project will address childhood sexual abuse. We will incorporate lessons during camp, and hopefully conduct a workshop for adults. In addition we will host a conference for girls.


Be a Global Volunteer! 
Join us in 2016 as we travel to Port Antonio, Jamaica to conduct the Annual Shelton Project Summer Camp. No special training required we will use your talents.
Email for more details. [email protected]