ABOUT JAMAICA COLLEGE
Founded in 1789, Jamaica College is one of the most prominent high schools in Jamaica with an exemplary record of service to Jamaican society. Its graduates have an unmatched history of nation building, creating key Jamaican institutions in politics, civil service, business, culture and social services. Today, Jamaica College continues to be a first class institution of learning and physical development which moulds young men into thoughtful, well rounded leaders of society.
Prominently featured in the Jamaica College Crest, the Griffin, combines the symbolic qualities of two solar creatures, the lion and the eagle. Qualities emblematic of strength, boldness, courage, leadership, wisdom, selfless service and excellence - the hallmarks of Jamaica College for over 220 years. Recipients of the Griffin Awards are accomplished individuals who exemplify the aforementioned traits through their personal accomplishments, professional achievements and exemplary societal contributions.
The Jamaica College Old Boys Association of New York is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, incorporated in the State of New York. Since 1990 the association has supported educational, extracurricular and infrastructure programs at Jamaica College. We inspire students at Jamaica College and throughout Jamaica to become science and technology leaders, by enabling STEM & Robotics development. The Jamaica College Old Boys Association of New York also conducts community outreach programs in health, culture and sports in the Northeast USA. Our mission is powered by forging strategic alliances, through project fundraising and by providing technical assistance.
The Golden Griffin Society is the brain trust unit of the Jamaica College Old Boys Association of New York Inc. The primary mission of the Golden Griffin Society is to influence and assist in upgrading the Jamaican workforce in support of the Government's Vision 2030 Development plan. This plan is the country's roadmap to developed nation status. The Society focuses on project development, resource mobilization, project fundraising and execution in STEM fields - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.