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  Some of our outreach programs include:
Since 2004 LNF supported the Calypso, Inc after school program held at Elie Rivera School, Christiansted, St. Croix where King Derby and Monique Macedon teach children from low income households how to play a banjo and perform Calypso music.  In 2008 LNF helped Calypso, Inc become certified as a 501 C3 non-profit organization.

In 2010 the Virgin Islands Council for the Disabled awarded LNF a grant to create an on-line volunteer database. By providing a customized database for volunteers we will increase the number of volunteers available to provide and deliver services to an increased number of people.

Ongoing Programs in 2011

Since 2005 LNF has received funding from USVI Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC) to provide humane education to youth on St. Croix.  The program includes an outreach training program held during school hours in all St. Croix elementary and secondary schools.  In addition sessions and enrichment field trips are held during non-school hours.  This program offers youth at risk opportunities to develop marketable and employable job skills and instills humane values of kindness, commitment, responsibility and respect for life.

Starting in 2010 the USVI Department of Child and Family Services has funded Call to Action which strives to gives fathers a clear plan with direction on how to deal with parenting issues. We are helping to bring fathers back into the picture and educating them on the roles and responsibilities of both parents for the child.

2010-2011 - 21st Century Learning Grant from the Dept of Education awarded a education grant to the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center (AWC). AWC has subcontracted with LNF to provide after school activities to children attending Alfredo Andrews Elementary School. In addition to providing enrichment programs, an important part of this program is encouraging parental involvement with their children.
In 2010 in partnership with the Animal Welfare Center, LNF sponsored the 1st Annual Animal Care Exhibition (ACE) a widely acclaimed Exhibition designed to encourage K-8 grades to research animal/wildlife topics to help instill an awareness of respect for all life. Over 45 students from grades K-8 entered presentations which demonstrated the best research and received cash awards in each of three divisions K-2, 3-5 and 6-8th. 

Our 2
nd Annual Animal Care Exhibition (ACE) will be held Nov 5, 2011