When our Jammers (our young people) reach 25, sadly they are no longer eligible to attend StarJam’s weekly workshops. As it has been heart-breaking to watch our Jammers leave, we are launching a new programme: StarJam Alumni.
The Alumni Programme will be Jammer driven and they will become spokespeople for StarJam and for young people with disabilities presenting to schools, universities, and work environments. It will also be a forum that allows our Jammers to seek out new opportunities, further education, work experience, social and other activities that assist them in becoming drivers of their own lives.
Our vision for StarJam Alumni is that they become leaders and role models for our younger Jammers, which helps lead to even greater social development and full integration with the wider community and society as a whole.
“From the warmth and acceptance StarJam offered me, it became easy to make friends, when before I had struggled. I now feel honoured to have the opportunity to share my experiences with new Jammers, Tutors and Volunteers”. Renee Maurice, Jammer for good.