82.1 F
Charlotte Amalie
Friday, September 22, 2023
HomeNewsArchivesProgram Seeks Youth Involvement in Fight Against Crime

Program Seeks Youth Involvement in Fight Against Crime

Feb. 8, 2006 – John's Folly Learning Institute Director Alvis Christian wants youths between the ages of 11 and 17 to be a part of the solution to St. John's growing crime problem.
"The community is doing the best that it can, but we need the younger generation to get involved," he said.
With that goal in mind, Christian organized a Youth Crime Watch Development Training from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Learning Institute. Registration for the free program starts at 9 a.m.
Christian anticipated that up to 40 youths will attend.
Christian has invited James M. Corbett to lead the training. Corbett is now a consultant with the Youth Crime Watch of America, which is headquartered in Miami.
Corbett started his working career as a teacher at Julius E. Sprauve School, later teaching at Eudora Kean High School on St. Thomas and Central High School on St. Croix.
Corbett said he switched gears when he directed a university program for students who were the first in their families to attend college.
"I came across so many kids at risk," he said.
He said youths at Saturday's program will learn about anonymous crime reporting, conflict resolution, mediation, peer and cross-age training, and youth patrols.
Additionally, they'll learn about crime, drug and violence prevention, school bus safety and develop a project.
For more information, call Christian at 714-7134 or 516-2644.
Back Talk

Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.