"First of all, I want to tell the Melbourne and Michael Folkes Foundation thanks for everything they have done. It means to me that I am going to be a good person and be respectful to everyone around me. It also encourages me to be a hardworking, caring and honest person. I will excel in my school work, my relationship with God and allow my true potential to shine. I believe in myself that anything is possible. I will be respectful to my mother and father so that my days can be long on this earth."
The Melbourne & Michael Folkes Foundation is an International non-profit organization with humanitarian initiatives in both Jamaica and the U.S.
The Foundation's vision is to help children and our youth to create their own pathway to success by recognizing and embracing the opportunities that exist around them and exhibit Mighty In Character traits with a no border no barrier mentality way of life.
To Inspire, educate, transform, guide and challenge the younger generation in the MIC Leader way and identifying future leaders who will champion the Foundation’s commitment to perpetual prosperity and preservation of its legacy.
This vision is becoming a reality as Michael implements a number of initiatives to improve educational opportunities, foster economic development, provide health and wellness programs and create a competitive platform to the students and wider community of Friendship, in the island nation of Jamaica, West Indies and the U.S.