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Michael Myles

Michael Myles was awarded a four-year football scholarship to Lindsay Wilson College where he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services in 1995. Michael played football for the Cayman Islands National Football Programme for over 20 years. He has played internationally for every junior and senior national team since he was ten years old.

For the past 20 years, he has worked in the area of social development addressing issues related to family, youth, and community. He began his career at the Department of Social Services as a Social Worker in 1995, then moving to the post of Team Leader at the Cayman Islands Marine Institute in 1997.

Michael relocated to Kentucky with his family in 2001 to pursue other career interests. While there, he coached football at several high school programmes. He developed a programme that assisted youth to gain football scholarships to colleges. 

In 2003, he returned to Cayman to assist in the implementation of the Children and Youth Services Foundation (CAYS Foundation). He was appointed as the House Manager of the Bonaventure Boys Home. While at the home, Michael managed the restructuring which supported the return of all 16 boys to mainstream schools. He was instrumental in implementing vocational, apprenticeship therapeutic and social skills programmes for approximately 50 youth and their families throughout his three years at CAYS.

Michael was appointed as Programme Coordinator, Liaison Officer-At Risk Youth at the Ministry of Education, Training, and Employment in 2010. That same year, he successfully implemented the Behaviour and Education Support Teams (BEST) in all government schools which have advocated for resources for over 500 of the public schools' most vulnerable youth. In 2011, he implemented the Extended After School Programmes in all government schools which provides quality structure, supervision, and activities for over 1400 students in primary and secondary schools. The Programme is now managed by the YMCA. He also implemented the K-9 programme in the public schools.

In 2012, he was instrumental in the development of the Superior Auto Training Programme which is fully certified by the Human Employment and Resource Training Agency (HEART Trust/NTA) and Jamaican German Automotive School. The programme has graduated over 30 youngsters with level 1 and 2 certifications in the automotive field. All graduate are currently employed. In 2013, he successfully created the non-profit Youth Anti-Crime Trust (Youth ACT) which implemented the Youth Crime Prevention days in all secondary schools which have impacted over 1500 secondary students. 

 

 

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