What We Do

Jamaica Youth Business Trust (JYBT) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO), which supports young entrepreneurs in rural and urban areas across Jamaica. Our vision is to be a lead and reputable organisation empowering young entrepreneurs to be job creators, future leaders and to improve their lives through entrepreneurship. As an agency involved in the process of social development and transformation, Jamaica Youth Business Trust has a much broader role to play than solely the provision of business start-up; it also acts as a vehicle to promote the advancement of young people in Jamaica, enhance the social and economic development of the wider community, and increase the nation’s social capital.


Jamaica Youth Business Trust seeks to reduce unemployment among the nation’s youth by supporting entrepreneurial ventures initiated by young people. This is achieved through the provision of business support, training and other forms of assistance designed to enhance the development of the young entrepreneur and promote his/her success in business. JYBT ‘turns good ideas into good businesses’ offering a comprehensive, co-ordinated programme to assist young people in developing the necessary skills and attitudes to thrive.

Our Mission

To help young people who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to develop their self-confidence, achieve economic independence, fulfill their ambition and contribute to their community through the medium of self-employment and job- creation.