Some of our outreach programs
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
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
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
Our 2nd Annual Animal Care Exhibition
(ACE) will be held Nov 5, 2011
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