RuJohn Foundation

Creating a better Jamaica… Creating a better World…

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The mission of the RuJohn Foundation is to provide the necessary educational tools for rural schools throughout Jamaica and select U.S. cities.

We hope to stress the importance of hard work and perseverance through athletics. We believe that by giving children the tools to succeed, they will rise up and overcome adversity, creating a better Jamaica and a better World.

What began as a small once a year event in Montego Bay has now grown into an island wide program that has received commendation from government figures, educators, parents and children. We are now expanding our programs into Florida and other select US cities.

The RuJohn Foundation promotes education through athletic contests.

Over the years we have had more than 25 professional athletes participate in our yearly celebrity sports camps. More than 750 children and 200 adults have experienced our camps, leaving them with unique memories, life lessons and, for children, the motivation to do well in school. In addition to these camps, we've been able to provide school supplies, athletic gear, computer equipment and funding for many educational programs.

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RuJohn Foundation Synthetic Track

The RuJohn Foundation is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Florida. Since our inception, we have provided many workshops, school supplies, academic scholarships, and refurbished basketball courts. We have embarked on a major project to provide a high quality track for young athletes at a high school called Kingston College in Jamaica. The substandard dirt track at some of the leading schools has major concerns with injuries for some of the performing athletes. Having a good track will give the students an opportunity to reach their full potential.
We are $75,000 short of meeting our goal and would appreciate your assistance! Visit our GoFundMe if you'd like to help.

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Annual Celebrity Sports Camp 2019 in Jamaica June

Find out more about our celebrity camps including: Acting (2 Days Intensive Acting workshop), Music, Dancing-Cheerleading, Golf, Baseball, Basketball, American Football and Creative Kids Workshops

RuJohn Foundation continues to help the needy

On the heels of their recently concluded Annual Jamaica Celebrity Sports Camp, the RuJohn Foundation continues to live up to its commitment to helping people in need. (read more)

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Sports, Hollywood celebrities support youth camp at North Street

A host of international sports stars and Hollywood celebrities were present in Jamaica for the 13th staging of the Wata- sponsored RuJohn Foundation Sports Camp. (read more)

Int'l stars give back at WATA-sponsored RuJohn Foundation camp

This year, the camp saw the young men and women being coached by renowned athletes such as Andray Blatche, who plays power forward or centre for the NBA's Brooklyn Nets. Blatche was joined by fellow sports star Darius Butler, who is a corner back for the NFL's Indianapolis Colts. There were also several Hollywood celebrities offering mentorship and guidance to the students. Lance Gross from Tyler Perry's Temptations: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, as well as Grey's Anatomy actress Bresha Webb and Robert Ri'Chard from Coach Carter, gave generously of their time and talents to ensure the youngsters had an unforgettable experience. (read more)

RuJohn Foundation TV segment Smile Jamaica

RuJohn Foundation on "Smile Jamaica"

A recent episode of "Smile Jamaica" featured the RuJohn Foundation with:

See video on Television Jamaica's Website.

PM lauds work of RuJohn Foundation

Jamaica Observer
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller has lauded the philanthropic work of the RuJohn Foundation, which targets the social upliftment of Jamaica's youth. Read more:

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