Y.A.R.D EMPIRE is a not-for-profit non-government organization incorporated under the Companies Act of Jamaica and registered as a Limited Company on the 28th June 2016. Y.A.R.D is short for Youth for Arts and Recreational Development.

The members of YARD EMPIRE, a group of service oriented professionals are driven by the need to make a contribution to the development of our youth.  The program to be implemented by YARD will seek to influence change through participation and exposure through the Arts with a view to optimize youth potential and thus improve outlook, self-value and the scope for positive re-integration into society.

Much more positive intervention is urgently needed. Our team is seized of the importance of positive intervention to make a difference in the lives of “at- risk-youth” in particular boys.  We believe that exposing youth to new ideas and ways of thinking will contribute to positive behavioral changes.

YARD will collaborate and cooperate with all relevant national, regional and international organizations in the planning and effective delivery of its programs.