Relief Team Named Alumni Volunteers Of Year

May 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Raleigh Bermuda has recognized six young Bermudians as Raleigh Volunteers of the Year: Chloe Baron, Jawonday Smith, Jahkera Tucker, Kandrea Romaine, Tajshana Tucker, and Kerilynn Pacheco.

Dany Pen, Raleigh Executive Director said, “To see our young Bermudians step up to tackle a community crisis has been the most amazing thing to witness. The Raleigh Emergency Relief Team highly deserves this recognition. The Raleigh Board, Staff and Alumni Family deeply admires and respects the Relief Team. On behalf of the Raleigh Family, thank you!”

The six young Bermudians came together in 2020 at the start of the pandemic to create the Raleigh Alumni Emergency Relief Programme to “tackle the community crisis of food insecurity, unemployment, and mental health amongst young Bermudians between the ages of 18 – 35 years old who are also alumni of Raleigh Bermuda.”

Relief Team Members Kandrea Romaine, Jahkera Tucker, Kerilynn Pacheco and Tajshana Tucker. Missing from photo: Chloe Baron and Jawonday Smith

Raleigh Bermuda May 2022

“As an Emergency Relief Team, they took on training courses in Emergency First Aid/CPR, Mental Health Aid and Drugs/Addiction Workshops to receive the tools to help support Raleigh Alumni.

“Over the last two years, the team has helped to provide access to food, groceries, toiletries, job training skills and social peer support. They have also organized four major “Community Grocery Giving Days” which helped to provide food to over 400 alumni, their children, and their families.”

“About each of the Raleigh Relief Team Member:

  • Kandrea Romaine [age 31] received a Raleigh Venturer’s Scholarship in 2008 to travel on an overseas expedition to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Kandrea became a Project Manager in 2020.
  • Chloe Baron [age 31] received a Raleigh Venturer’s Scholarship in 2014 to travel on an overseas expedition to Malaysia. She became a Project Manager in 2017.
  • Jawonday Smith [age 27] received a Raleigh Venturer’s Scholarship in 2012 to travel on an oversea expedition to Costa Rica and Nicaragua and in 2017 to Malaysia. He became a Raleigh Project Manager starting in 2014.
  • Kerilynn Pacheco [age 31] received a Raleigh Venturer’s Scholarship in 2013 to travel on an overseas expedition to Tanzania and in 2017 to Malaysia. She became a Project Manager in 2015 and in 2018 became Raleigh’s first Programme Coordinator.
  • Jahkera Tucker [age 22] received a Raleigh Venturer’s Scholarship in 2019 to travel on a Raleigh overseas expedition to Tanzania. She became a Project Manager in 2020.
  • Tajshana Tucker [age 25] received a Raleigh Venturer’s Scholarship in 2019 to travel on a Raleigh overseas expedition to Nepal. She became a Project Manager in 2020.

“Raleigh Bermuda serves over 250+ young people between the ages of 14 – 35 years old on island. The organization is well known for its alumni programme in the community and recognized for having one of the highest retention rates of young people on island.

“Raleigh Bermuda nurtures and fosters relationships with young people to support them as they transition into adulthood. The charity provides life skills that helps our young people become independent, confident, and leaders in our community.

“For more information about the Raleigh Bermuda Programmes, please contact: info@raleigh.bm or call 333-5678. Visit: www.Raleigh.bm.”

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