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Founded on the premise that children should not fail in school or in life because of their social circumstances, Lynne Mitchell Foundation works to change the future of underserved children in Jamaica by investing in their education. Since its inception in 2012, Lynne Mitchell Foundation has invested in the education of Jamaican children by providing resources such as school infrastructure improvements, computers, furnishings, scholarships, school supplies, uniforms, transportation and meals totaling more than USD $389,000. We are excited to celebrate with our scholarship recipients when they achieve important milestones.

Congrats to Ashanique!

In 2013, Ashanique was one of two students to receive the very first Lynne Mitchell Foundation Scholarship grant to attend the prestigious Hampton High School for girls in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Since that time, Ashanique has excelled, successfully completing Hampton and then going on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Management Studies with an emphasis in Tourism & Hospitality Management from Northern Caribbean University in Mandeville, Jamaica. Throughout high school and university, Ashanique maintained a high GPA. Ashanique made the the Dean's List every year in University. The scholarship grants provided by the Lynne Mitchell Foundation removed the burden of worrying about how she would meet her educational expenses and allowed Ashanique to focus on her studies. The Lynne Mitchell Foundation has been there for Ashanique over the last 9 years providing her with the financial means to pay for school supplies, including books, uniforms, a laptop computer, as well as, tuition, fees, transportation and housing expenses while living away from home at university. We are extremely proud of Ashanique and her accomplishments and we will continue to stand behind her as she moves on in the next chapter of her life. Ashanique now turns her focus to finding a Management Trainee position in the hospitality industry and we will continue to do all we can to assist her in this regard. Ashanique is truly following in the footsteps of Lynne Mitchell, an executive in the hotel industry, who rose from humble beginnings, excelled in school and was able to complete her studies and have a successful career. We wish the same for Ashanique! Congrats Ashanique on your accomplishments! Continue to soar to new heights!

Congrats to Adrianna!

Adrianna has been one of our superstar scholarship recipients for the past 5 years, receiving financial grants to cover school fees, uniforms, books, laptop, transportation, meals, etc.. Throughout her high school career, Adrianna received numerous academic awards. Adrianna will continue to finish 6th Form at Hampton and thereafter she plans to pursue a college education. She aspires to become a medical doctor specializing in radiology. We are so pleased to have been able to provide her with financial support as she pursues her dream. Congratulations Adrianna. We are very proud of you and your accomplishments. Keep working hard and reaching for the stars.
We're behind you all the way!

“To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality.” Anita Roddick


A young violin prodigy was walking down the street one day trying to decide whether or not to pursue a life in music when he came upon the most famous violin teacher in the world. Scarcely believing his luck, he stopped the great teacher and asked if he could play for him, thinking he would abandon his dream of a career in music if the great teacher told him he was wasting his time.

The greater teacher nodded silently for him to begin. So he played, beads of sweat soon appearing on his forehead, and when he finished, he was certain he’d given his finest performance. But the great maestro only shook his head sadly and said, “You lack the fire.”
The young musician was devastated. Nevertheless, he returned home and announced his intention to abandon the violin. Instead, he entered the world of business and turned out to have such a talent for it that in a few short years he found himself richer than he’d ever imagined possible.
Almost a decade later he found himself walking down another street in another city when he happened to spot the great teacher again. He rushed over to him. “I’m so sorry to bother you,” he said, “and I’m sure you don’t remember me, but I stopped you on the street years ago to play my violin for you, and I just want to thank you. Because of your advice, I abandoned my greatest love, the violin, painful as it was, and became a businessman and today enjoy great success, which I owe all to you. But one thing you must tell me: how did you know I didn’t have what it takes? How did you know all those years ago I lacked the fire?”
The great teacher shook his head sadly and said only, “You don’t understand. I tell everyone who plays for me they lack the fire. If you had the fire, you wouldn’t have listened.”
Merriam-Webster defines passion as intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction. Passion is your driving force. It is what gets you out of bed every morning. When you are doing what you love and love what you are doing, you are living out your passion.
At Lynne Mitchell Foundation, we believe that children should not fail in school or in life because of their financial circumstances. This is why we work to support underserved students in Jamaica who have a passion for learning and who work hard to achieve academic and personal excellence. It is our passion to help these students pursue their dreams and live up to their full potential. We are living out our passion. Are you?

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