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YARD At Hill Top Juvenile Facility

YARD trains Wards, Staff Wards, Staff At Hill Top Juvenile Facility In Drama And Theatre Thirty-seven wards and members of staff of the Hill Top Juvenile Facility, who have successfully completed a drama and theatre programme, were feted on Monday (October 27), during a closing ceremony held at the institution in St. Ann. The [...]

By |2019-11-03T15:59:29-04:00November 3rd, 2019|News, Workshop|0 Comments

YARD Empire Impacts Hill Top Juveniles With The Arts

YARD Empire’s mission of using the arts to influence positive change in juveniles in the island’s correctional facilities is being accomplished based on reactions to their involvement with 30 wards of the state at Hill Top Juvenile Correctional Centre in Bamboo, St Ann. A seven-week training programme culminated with the juveniles presenting From Training [...]

By |2019-10-30T17:43:53-04:00October 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Hon Rudyard Spencer at the From Training to Stage Programme

By Hon. Rudyard Spencer ... Today, I delivered greetings at the Closing Ceremony of 'From Training to Stage' Programme at the Hill Top Juvenile Correctional Centre in St. Ann. The six-week programme benefitted 30 wards and seven staff members and was carried out in the framework of 'A New Path' in collaboration with [...]

By |2019-10-29T19:56:45-04:00October 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Yard and DTP Communications bring warmth to Rio Cobre Boys

YARD Empire in association with DTP Communications brought warmth and joy to the 39 boys at the Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Centre. (December 31, 2017) The boys in the State correctional centre were feted by directors Dennis Archer, Terri Salmon and Keith Byfield of YARD Empire; recording artiste Stacious; chief executive officer of [...]

By |2019-01-01T13:35:00-04:00January 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Yard Empire celebrates Fathers

Iris “Terri” Salmon's Yard Empire in collaboration with veteran playwright David Tulloch on Sunday hosted a special Father’s Day treat which brought out dads from several inner city communities, among others, to watch a theatrical production entitled Wine and Roses. The benefit performance saw several fathers feted with gift baskets provided by Nupak. Many of [...]

By |2018-11-26T22:26:03-04:00November 26th, 2018|Fathers Day, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Youth Welcome At YARD – NGO Targets 13-23-Y-O Youngsters At Risk

The recently launched non-governmental organisation (NGO), Youth For Arts & Recreational Development (YARD), aimed at helping at-risk youth, will have a fundraiser on Sunday. It's a remount of David Tulloch's 2012 drama Wine & Roses. The play is about the intimate relationship between Carol, a 45-year-old businesswoman, and Jonathan, head boy at a high school, [...]

By |2017-07-03T16:46:27-04:00June 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Actor creates YARD for at-risk boys

Convinced that there is a need to rescue at-risk youths, especially boys, Iris 'Terri' Salmon has been leading a mission to help persons ages 13 to 23 to recognise that there is a star within them that should be allowed to shine. Salmon last week launched the Youth for Arts and Recreational Development (YARD) Empire [...]

By |2017-07-02T19:17:32-04:00June 3rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Terri Salmon brings at risk youths to YARD

Iris 'Terri' Salmon launched YARD Empire Wednesday evening at the Blue Room at Phoenix Theatre. The non-profit organisation aims to empower at risk youths, particularly boys, from ages 13 to 23 years old. YARD is the acronym for Youth For Arts and Recreational Development and Salmon will serve as its first president, with chartered accountant Orville Hill [...]

By |2017-07-02T19:40:45-04:00June 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

World Premier Workshop – Week 3

Feb 18, 2017 Music Music was the first order of the day. Students from the Edna Manley College had volunteered their time to the cause. The gentlemen were first taught the four basic sounds on the drum in playing the "Jembe" rhythm. These were base, open, close and temple. The basic "Rasta" rhythm was then introduced then [...]

By |2017-03-28T12:27:28-04:00February 20th, 2017|News, Workshop|0 Comments

World Premier Workshop – Week 1

Dance – Mr. Watson The gentlemen were told that dance is an expression of self and an independent thought.  He mentioned retro dancing, Ska, “Rent-A-Tile” and Waltz from the slavery time. A comparison was made to drawing.  Mr. Watson convinced the gentlemen that when one says they cannot dance or cannot draw it’s because they [...]

By |2017-03-28T12:24:00-04:00February 19th, 2017|News, Workshop|0 Comments