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 activities. Students/youth will have the opportunity to learn about making videos, publicity posters, and slogans, and will also have mentor speakers, skits and contests.
As part of this event, there will be a field trip in Coral Bay for a ghut cleanup which will begin the process of directly addressing the issue of illegal dumping by cleaning up an area where dumping and littering takes place. It will also help students to fulfill those required community service hours that they need to graduate from high school. Youth in Tuesday’s program will need to bring/wear sturdy closed shoes (not sandals), long pants, and sun protection.
Lunch and snacks will be provided each day, and transportation will also be provided for this event – student must be ready for pickup by 9 am at designated location in Cruz Bay.
Application forms are available at the CBCC office, Connections East, and Keep Me Posted. Participation in this event and the overall project is FREE. For more information about the youth event and the Environmental Justice project, please call Sean Richardson or Lauren Hunter at the CBCC office at (340) 776-2099 or email Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is part of the Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Justice Grant project: Empowering Youth Messengers to Reduce Illegal Dumping. Youth can participate in this program during Christmas vacation, and also in planned follow-on activities during the Spring vacation break.