Dreams To Reality Foundation

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GHETTO YOUTHS BIBLE


Jamaica’s brightest sons, Garold Hamilton, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CEng, MCIBSE, SASHE, CxA, MSc. BSc (Hons). Who would believe that a youngster hailing from the tough inner-city community of Shaolin, located between two cemeteries in Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland would rise to such prominence in the engineering field in one of the leading metropoles in the world, the United State of America? Garold’ s journey, as chronicled in Ghetto Youth’s Bible, provides a compelling account of how dedication, determination and discipline, can lead to positive outcomes despite one’s starting point in life. The book provides a rich account of Garold’ s journey from his humble home in the inner city to his impressive academic, professional and philanthropic achievements. The lessons learnt from the experiences shared in the volume, will provide a blueprint that others can follow in their pursuit of greatness, despite even a humble starting point in life. The common adage: It’s not where you are coming from, but where you are going that will determine your success, holds true in this book. From working on construction sites, barbering on graves, selling in the markets on weekends, to becoming one of the chief engineers in the health care sector in Washington D.C., the surreal story of Garold’ s transition through the annals of time is presented. This story is not only inspiring but also, motivational. It should serve as a motivation for all children, whether those in the inner-city communities or those in the upper echelons of society, to aspire to their dream. Here is a link to the Amazon version. I will drop a copy off at the embassy this week.




Our Mission

Our Mission


Dreams to Reality (DTR) Foundation is a broad-based community initiative that assists low-income children in Jamaica to help themselves complete their education and achieve economic self-sufficiency through sports. The D.T.R. helps children to develop the self-esteem and self-worth to give them the building blocks for a positive life. The foundation also contributes to the upliftment of the community by giving scholarships to low income families and also support all renovation projects of the Savanna-la-mar Hospital and associated health centers in the parish of Westmoreland.


“I was born in the ghetto (Shaolin, Jamaica), where life was a struggle for my family. I was blessed to have made it to college which happens very rarely for the youths of my community. I visit Jamaica every year and donate food, sports equipment, books, and scholarships to the youths of my community. I see this as giving back to the community that was responsible for my upbringing.” -Garold Hamilton, CEO

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Make A Contribution

It doesn't matter how small the contribution is.All contribution will be full tax deductible.

Volunteers for DTR Foundation

We need volunteers for different fund raising events. Please email us and we will contact you with details about the events.

Apply For Scholarship

We provide a $2000 scholarship to individuals who excel in sports, as well as academics. Scholarship recipients are nominated



Make A Contribution

It doesn't matter how small the contribution is.All contribution will be full tax deductible.

Volunteers for DTR Foundation

We need volunteers for different fund raising events. Please email us and we will contact you with details about the events.

Apply For Scholarship

We provide a $2000 scholarship to individuals who excel in sports, as well as academics. Scholarship recipients are nominated


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Garold Hamilton U-17 launched in Westmoreland

Source: The Jamaica Observer
Date: March 4th, 2010.

Former Member of Parliament (central Westmoreland), Roger Clarke and the Westmoreland Cooperative Credit Union donated approximately one million dollars to offset expenses associated with the Garold Hamilton Westmoreland Football Association U-17 competition. The announcement was made at the 3rd staging of the competition. The Sports Development Foundation also pledged their support to secure sponsorship for the Division One Competition. Guest Speaker and chairman of the Foundation David Mais urged participants not to waste time in school whilst noting that the commitment was not politically aligned. Hamilton Estates and Ice Hill Entertainment have also secured approximately $350,000.00 for the competition.

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The Under-17 Soccer Tournament was started in 2008. It is now in its 7th season of competition. The tournament is an opportunity for local youth to participate in a sporting event, while developing leadership skills. The tournament has grown each year, both in size and scope. What started as a small tournament with only 12 teams now includes elite soccer players from all over the Parish of Westmoreland and adjoining parishes, Hanover and St. Elizabeth. The tournament starts in March and ends in May of the same year. We have an opening ceremony, which showcases guest speakers from the sports fraternity. We also have a presentation ceremony, which usually occurs in September. With your support, we would like to make the tournament bigger and better than previous years.



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Scholarships

The Foundation also contributes to the uplifting of the community by giving scholarships to students from low-income families. We provide a $2000 scholarship to individuals who excel in sports, as well as academics. Scholarship recipients are nominated by the soccer coaches, and then selected by the executive members of the Foundation. We need your help to provide additional scholarships to these deserving students. Many recipients rely on these funds to complete their secondary education.

Garold Hamilton U-17 launched in Westmoreland

Source: The Jamaica Observer
Date: March 4th, 2010.

Former Member of Parliament (central Westmoreland), Roger Clarke and the Westmoreland Cooperative Credit Union donated approximately one million dollars to offset expenses associated with the Garold Hamilton Westmoreland Football Association U-17 competition. The announcement was made at the 3rd staging of the competition. The Sports Development Foundation also pledged their support to secure sponsorship for the Division One Competition. Guest Speaker and chairman of the Foundation David Mais urged participants not to waste time in school whilst noting that the commitment was not politically aligned. Hamilton Estates and Ice Hill Entertainment have also secured approximately $350,000.00 for the competition.

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The Under-17 Soccer Tournament was started in 2008. It is now in its 7th season of competition. The tournament is an opportunity for local youth to participate in a sporting event, while developing leadership skills. The tournament has grown each year, both in size and scope. What started as a small tournament with only 12 teams now includes elite soccer players from all over the Parish of Westmoreland and adjoining parishes, Hanover and St. Elizabeth. The tournament starts in March and ends in May of the same year. We have an opening ceremony, which showcases guest speakers from the sports fraternity. We also have a presentation ceremony, which usually occurs in September. With your support, we would like to make the tournament bigger and better than previous years.

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Scholarships

The Foundation also contributes to the uplifting of the community by giving scholarships to students from low-income families. We provide a $2000 scholarship to individuals who excel in sports, as well as academics. Scholarship recipients are nominated by the soccer coaches, and then selected by the executive members of the Foundation. We need your help to provide additional scholarships to these deserving students. Many recipients rely on these funds to complete their secondary education.

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Ghetto Youths Bible

Ghetto Youths Bible is a series of inspiration and motivation videos directed at young people who are from impoverished background (Ghettos). The mission is to inspire individuals to make good decision and create a road map for a successful life.

More Info

This is the 2016 finals. Garold Hamilton presenting M.V.P. trophy.

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Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland — Last year's beaten finalists Petersfield FC earned a hard-fought 5-4 penalty-kick win over first-time entrants Race Course in the final of the Hamilton Estates/Ice Hills Entertainment Westmoreland Football Association Under-17 competition at Llandilo playfield on Saturday. The sparse crowd was treated to a keen contest in a match that went to extra time during which time the teams failed to score, thus forcing the dreaded penalty kicks.

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As tension mounted, both goalkeepers each saved one of the mandatory five strikes as the teams ended that segment level on four goals. But Petersfield's custodian, Anthony Hamilton, went one better by saving the first penalty in the sudden-death alternate kicks to hand his team the title. "The players put in the necessary work and dedication to achieve this victory," noted Coach Keeble Patrick. For the victory, Pertersfield collected $60,000 and the championship trophy, while Race Course earned $40,000 for second spot, while Chantilly Forever carried off $30,000 and Negril FC pocketed $20,000.


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Please click on the donate link and contribute to this wonderful organization. Your contribution will be tax deductable. With your support, we would like to make the tournament bigger and better than previous years. Read More


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This is the 2016 finals. Garold Hamilton presenting M.V.P. trophy.

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SAVANNA-A-MAR, Westmoreland — Last year's beaten finalists Petersfield FC earned a hard-fought 5-4 penalty-kick win over first-time entrants Race Course in the final of the Hamilton Estates/Ice Hills Entertainment Westmoreland Football Association Under-17 competition at Llandilo playfield on Saturday. The sparse crowd was treated to a keen contest in a match that went to extra time during which time the teams failed to score, thus forcing the dreaded penalty kicks.

As tension mounted, both goalkeepers each saved one of the mandatory five strikes as the teams ended that segment level on four goals. But Petersfield's custodian, Anthony Hamilton, went one better by saving the first penalty in the sudden-death alternate kicks to hand his team the title. "The players put in the necessary work and dedication to achieve this victory," noted Coach Keeble Patrick. For the victory, Pertersfield collected $60,000 and the championship trophy, while Race Course earned $40,000 for second spot, while Chantilly Forever carried off $30,000 and Negril FC pocketed $20,000.

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Support The Children

Please click on the donate link and contribute to this wonderful organization. Your contribution will be tax deductable. With your support, we would like to make the tournament bigger and better than previous years. Read More


Subscribe to Our mailing list