"Any effort to positively influence our youth should be embraced. Congratulations to Project Promise for taking to task the challenge of redirecting our youth through community support."
- M. Stout, Public Relations Officer
"The community needs to push it's youth forward because we are the next generation of doctors, lawyers, nurses, etc. Without ideas from us our community will always be stuck in the old ways of doing things. Thank you Project Promise for your commitment to my generation."
-D. Doward, St. Croix Central High School Senior
"This program will provide not only support, but will help to build character."
- K. James, St. Croix Educational Complex Senior
"I'm excited about the programs Project Promise has available for our at-risk youth."
- Q. Adams, Photographer Q Studio, LLC
Project Promise currently offers three programs:
The Excellence & Leadership Recognition Program
The Excellence & Leadership Recognition Program kicked off in January 2017. It is designed to acknowledge and recognize three outstanding public high school seniors; one senior from each high school who have gone above and beyond, despite all odds. The Award is presented to students who demonstrated leadership qualities and maintained a 3.2 GPA (or higher) during their high school years.
The Caterpillar Project
The Caterpillar Project kicked off in January 2016. Staffers meet with the program's initial pilot group of selected fifth-grade students after school on a daily basis. We will continue to work with them through high school and into college.
SARI "Every Kid In A Park" Program
The Salt River Bay Program kicked off in January 2015, it offers every public school fourth grade student the opportunity to visit and learn about the Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve. The original 'Ticket to Ride' Program worked with sixth graders.
Project Promise’s programs are all about opening doors for our at-risk youth in St. Croix, in order to uplift, educate and empower them. Our holistic approach provides many opportunities for positive change, while our nurturing environment provides a safe place in which youth can get the tools and support they need to live healthier, happier and more successful lives.