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The Boys' Town institution was founded as a Christian project in 1940 by Reverend Father Hugh Sherlock as a joint project of the Methodist Church and the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) for the young people in Kingston's Trench Town community. The late Reverend Sherlock 's main objective was to build characters, hence their motto "We Build". This motto reflected the spirit and creativity of the period in which Boys’ Town started – the theme of Jamaica Welfare, for example, was “We’re out to build a new Jamaica with Christ as our pioneer” – as well as Sherlock’s own very positive approach to life including his propensity to affirm and...

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