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Gender and Race Influences When Teens Start Using Substances

Researchers at Penn State have found that gender and race influences when teenagers start drinking, smoking and using drugs.  They found: Cigarette use among Caucasian teenagers is higher than among African-American and Latino teenagers, especially at 18 years old. Alcohol and marijuana use are also higher in Caucasian teenagers, and[…]

St. John Annual Summer Fair on May 6th

The Summer Fair is coming! This annual event will take place at Julius E. Sprauve School on May 6, 2015.  Summer program providers should confirm their participation with Mr. Jackson, VI Police Department Public Information Officer (contact information below).  “For those of you that are planning on signing-up as suppliers,[…]

VIPD Commissioner Calls for Multi-Agency Approach for Youth

Virgin Islands Police Department Commissioner Delroy Richards says a main cause for the ongoing gun violence in the territory has to do with the territory’s leaders, and various government agencies, failing young people. Richards calls for a “multi-agency response” to help reverse the deeply rooted problem. “The problem that I[…]

Teenagers & Alcohol Brands

A new study shows that underage drinkers are more likely to choose alcohol brands that are advertised at sports, music and entertainment events. Published in the journal Addiction, Michael Siegal, professor of community health sciences at Boston University School of Public Health led the study, which examined sponsorships of organizations[…]

Next Generation Scholars Program-Applications Due March 7, 2015

Funded by the Lana Vento Fund for the Virgin Islands, The Next Generation Scholars Program (NGSP) seeks to provide first generation college bound students enrolled in public schools on St. Thomas with the coaching and support necessary to help them achieve their dreams of higher education. Beginning as early as[…]

Coming Together for Our Youth-Editorial

Editorial by Angela D. Coleman, published in St. John Tradewinds: For the past five years, Sisterhood Agenda has held the Sisterhood Brotherhood New Year’s Eve Youth Extravaganza for youth on St. John.  Each year is different, but one thing remains constant:  I am continually amazed by the generosity of our[…]

Celebrating Youth Extravaganza Success

Thank you to all of our Sisterhood Brotherhood New Year’s Eve Youth Extravaganza participants, volunteers, and sponsors!  Sponsors include:  John Hardware, Grande Bay Resort, Drift Away Spa, St. John Properties, the Marketplace, Lime Inn, St. John Ice Company, Mongoose Junction, St. John Insurance Agency, St. John Community Foundation, VI National[…]

Youth Event Sponsors-Thank you!

Sisterhood Agenda would like to thank the following local Event Sponsors for making this activity possible for all youth on St. John: Grande Bay, St. John Hardware, Drift Away Spa, St. John Insurance Agency, St. John Properties, Mongoose Junction, The Marketplace, Lime Inn, St. John Ice Company.