After successful tests during summer and the recently concluded Easter break, East End’s Youth Empowerment Project will continue to accept children from all over the territory during its school break camp programmes, YEP Director Stacy Mather said last week.
“This programme was all about seeing if the community was interested,” Mr. Mather said Friday, the last day of YEP’s two-week Easter break camp.
Although only about 30 children attended the first day, by the third day word had spread, and that number was up to 50. Ultimately, about 60 would participate.
Since the non-profit centre isn’t in a position to provide transportation for its members — who get help with homework, play sports and participate in clubs like the “green thumb gardeners” — most of them live near the Long Look facility.
Last summer, however, children from all over Tortola attended, Mr. Mather said Friday, adding that he is committed to having the centre serve all the territory’s children.
“I’m not going to turn any child away,” he said.
See the April 17, 2014 edition for full coverage.