What is the Junior Angels Program?
The Junior Angels Program is an initiative which seeks to introduce youth to the worlds of volunteerism and philanthropy. High school students are partnered with selected community service agencies for internships of up to ten hours each week. Over the years, Junior Angels have been making a difference in the St. Thomas community at organizations such as Christchurch Methodist Education & Outreach, Family Resource Center, Virgin Islands Resource Center for the Disabled, Pistarckle Theater, Humane Society, YWCA, Chamber of Commerce, the Boys & Girls Club, and the Virgin Islands Children’s Museum.
The program expanded to St. Croix in 2010 and Junior Angels on that island are partnering with agencies such as the World Ocean School, the Boys and Girls Club, the Women’s Coalition Children Center and the Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Program.
Junior Angels are also given opportunities for skill building and personal and professional growth. By introducing youth to volunteerism, the USVI is creating a community dedicated to democratic ideals and a healthy economy. As a group, Junior Angels have played bingo with seniors at Sea View Nursing and Rehab Facility, took part in archaeology digs, seen productions at Pistarckle, assisted with beach cleanups, and attended several college preparatory workshops.
Junior Angels are Tomorrow’s Leaders Who Will:
- Make a difference in someone’s life
- Learn and develop new skills
- Gain work experience
- Build self esteem and confidence
- Feel needed and valued
- Make important networking connections
For more information contact Caitlin Goodwin, Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.