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List of V.I. Scholarships & Grants

Trevor Joseph is compiling a list of scholarships and academic grants offered in the Virgin Islands for high school, college, and graduate students and would like to ask for your help doing so. As a graduate of UVI, he knows how frustrating it was for him to find and apply to local scholarships. Aside from[…]

Youth In Action In St. John-Christmas Break Event

Community service hours, fun, environmental protection on St. John! CBCC will be hosting a three-day youth event entitled “Youth in Action in St. John” at the Calabash Boom Center on December 28-30, 2015 from 10am-4pm each day. This event promises to be a time of learning activities, games, and fun[…]

Successful Merchant Training Held on St. John

Working together for the benefit of all residents on St. John, the St. John Youth Coalition and the VI Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs invited all merchants on St. John to participate in an educational seminar for Community Awareness and Compliance Training on Thursday, November 5, 2015 10:00am-12noon at[…]

Youth Smokers Begin their Habit Because of Sweet Flavoring

Analysis by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that most teens who use tobacco start with flavored products. “Consistent with national school-based estimates, this study confirms widespread appeal of flavored products among youth tobacco users,” the authors, led by Bridget K. Ambrose of the Center for Tobacco Products at[…]

Welcome New Member: VI Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs

St. John Youth Coalition President, Angela D. Coleman, met with VI Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Director of Enforcement, Winsbut MarFarlande and Enforcement Officer, Darryl Donovan, to discuss merchant training and the needs of youth on St. John.  St. John Administrator, Camille Paris, was also in attendance for part[…]

Youth Programs on St. John-Published!

Youth Programs on St. John is a working, public document to inform parents, students, and service providers about activities for youth on the island. If something needs to be added or changed, please let us know!  Click on the image to get the pdf file.

Let’s Play on Oct. 12

Just Play is an annual sports event for youth sponsored by the St. John Community Foundation.  For more information, contact Celia Kalousek at 340-693-9410.

St. John Youth Need More From DOE

Young Virgin Islanders on the Legislative Youth Advisory Council pleaded for a new high school on St. John and more teachers territory-wide, at the council’s second St. Thomas town hall meeting Monday at the V.I. Legislature. The council heard from students, Education Department officials, the V.I. Board of Education, Labor[…]

Have a Safe & Healthy Carnival!

We posted flyers on all vendor booths in the Village and in the surrounding area during this year’s Carnival Festival to keep children on St. John safe and reduce the number youth engaging in underage drinking and substance abuse.  We would like to thank the St. John Carnival Committee for[…]

School’s Out! Congrats to Grads

  Now that summer is upon us, let’s use this time as one of fun, relaxation, reflection and productivity.  We can turn our dreams into reality and, yes, we can do it all in one summer break! The St. John Youth Coalition has five Youth Worker positions available to start[…]