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Neville Charlton

Neville Charlton

Jamaica

Neville Charlton is the Founder and Chairman of Youth Inspiring Positive Change JA. Ltd | Positive Org, a registered Non- Governmental Organization that engages youth in in development, volunteerism, social change, peacebuilding and adjunct fields. We organize & train youths around social issues, honing their unique skills in creating innovative approaches to tackling Jamaica’s social issues and creating spaces for growth and empowerment of the country’s most vulnerable.
The organization has collaborated with several NGOs/groups working across Jamaica to achieve youth empowerment and representation, gender equality, conflict resolution and developing a culture of peace in volatile urban centers.
In 2014 Neville received the Scotiabank’s International Community Program Award for his amazing work for community development. In 2015 he was awarded ambassador of the year for his role in youth development nationally. He is an ambassador for I Believe — a youth empowerment initiative of the Governor General of Jamaica. In 2016 The Council of Voluntary Social Services Young Leader Award was presented to the youth leader. In 2017 he received the prestigious Prime Minister Youth Award for Excellence and outstanding volunteerism. In 2018 he was appointed Youth Member of Parliament and given the portfolio for National Security, where he delivered a sterling address in Parliament on his recommendations for reducing crime and violence and how Youth can play an active part in peacebuilding, locally, nationally, regionally and internationally.

Neville currently serves as the Chief for the Jamaica Hurdles Crew, which provides a safe space for hundreds of marginalized and other youth to volunteer in sports at Jamaica’s Major track and field events since 2008. The project is funded through the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, which serves as the governing body for Track and Field in Jamaica

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