The challenges that the Virgin Islands' at-risk youth face can be daunting. Many live in poverty, some have learning disabilities, others have suffered abuse or have participated in risky behaviors. Project Promise was formed to help at-risk youth in St. Croix, by providing them with tools and support they need to get and stay on a positive path and to change the trajectory of their lives.
Project Promise takes a holistic approach, an approach designed to support and empower the whole child. From what we’ve seen since launching our programming, our intensive, holistic approach works! The benefits of the programs we offer are to counteract these challenges that our youth face. Implementing these programs takes time, money, dedicated staff, and volunteers. We invite you to get involved and help Project Promise changes lives for at-risk youth and positively impact communities in the Virgin Islands and beyond.
Ways to Get Involved
Sponsor A Child
Project Promise is excited to announce the launch of the Empowered Me program, a holistic enrichment program designed to empower local students ages 10 to 18 with the tools and attitudes they need to be winners in life.
Participants will attend engaging Saturday sessions held at our newly-renovated downtown Christiansted facility. During each 12-week session, the age-group-specific classes and activities will center around six programming pillars: Personal Wellness, Financial Literacy, Career Exploration, Creative Expression, Cultural Awareness and Community Service.
Who can enroll?
While the Empowered Me program is open to all area youth, 50% of slots are reserved specifically for low to moderate income families.
Why do we need your support?
With your help, no child will be turned away from the Empowered Me program due to lack of funds.
Become An Event Sponsor
Perhaps it’s the pulsating Cuban music, which seems to make it impossible for anyone to sit still. Maybe it’s the mouth-watering Cuban food, the irresistible Cuban ambiance, or just the exhilaration of feeling like you’ve been transported to another place and time. Whatever it is that attendees enjoy most, Project Promise’s annual Havana Nights fundraising event has become a wildly popular event.
Event sponsorship is a way to get your company’s message in front of this enthusiastic audience. Four levels of sponsorship are available, as well as booklet ad opportunities:
Become An Event Volunteer
Each year Havana Nights, Project Promise’s annual fundraising event, brings together over 350 people for a fun and memorable evening of food, dancing, a Silent Auction and more. Making an event of this size run smoothly takes the helping hands of many people. We’d love to have your assistance!
Please let us know how you would like to help:
Join an committee
Become A Guest Speaker
An important part of our flagship Caterpillar Project is career exploration. Our monthly guest speakers help our students see the many possibilities for their future. Thanks to video conferencing, guest speakers can be located anywhere in the world. As a guest speaker you’ll have 45 minutes to an hour to talk about your career, presenting it as a viable option for the students to consider for themselves. Why did you choose this career? What are the educational requirements for entering this field? What road did you take to get there? What is your typical day like? What do you like most and least about your career? Etc.
Please contact us at 1-340-513-0446 to discuss the details.
Become A Fundraiser Host
Facebook-based fundraisers have become a popular way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and other occasions. Supporting Project Promise in this way is easy. Here’s all you need to do to get your fundraiser set up:
Login to your Facebook account.
On the Facebook website: On the left side column, click on “Fundraisers” (you may have to scroll down a ways to find it). Alternatively, at the top of the page you can click on “Create” and then select “Fundraiser.”
On the Facebook app: Tap on the menu bars at the bottom right of the screen. Scroll down to find “Fundraisers” (you may need to first tap “see more”).
Click on “Select Nonprofit” to “Raise money for a nonprofit.”
Type in “Project Promise VI”.
Set a fundraising goal.
Pick a deadline for your fundraiser.
Share Your Story about Project Promise
One of the ways that Project Promise gets the word out about our work is through our affiliation with an organization called Great Nonprofits.
If you have something positive to say about Project Promise and the impact it has had on you, your family, your business or your community, we’d love for you to share your story at https://greatnonprofits.org/org/project-promise-vi