Every year, The Jamaican American Connection comes together with the community to celebrate our trailblazers and recognize young people in their pursuits of higher education.

Saturday September 24, 2022
7:00pm - 12:00a
Omni New Haven Hotel
155 Temple Street • New Haven, CT
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Andrew "Braata" Clarke

Master of Ceremonies

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Anthony McDonald

Executive Director, Shubert Theater

Keynote Speaker

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Richard Simpson

Sr. Engineering Director, R&D


Trailblazer Honoree

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Kenneth Joseph, HD

Cultural Musicologist

Trailblazer Honoree

JAC Scholarships

JAC has also bestowed over 50 Trailblazer Scholarships to deserving students in the community as they pursue higher educational programs throughout the United States.  These students are high performing, engaged and emerging leaders in our community and models for their peers. 

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trailblazer & Scholarship banquet