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Project Promise

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Project Promise is dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk youth on St. Croix by providing empowerment initiatives, cultural programs, and family services.

Results: Within the first year of opening The Caterpillar Project, our first cohort of Caterpillars made significant progress in their academic reports with 86% of the Caterpillars improving their GPAs and promotional GPAs between June 2016 and June 2017; one student made the honor roll within the first year. They are gaining the social-emotional skills needed for personal success such as competence and caring. Students have participated in several community service projects such as renovating a playground, constructing a memorial garden at Juan Luis Hospital and Medical Center alongside Howard University students, raising money to give school supplies to students with special needs, supporting a fellow classmate with a terminal illness, sponsoring Special Olympic athletes in Chicago, reading to preschool students, cleaning up school grounds and surrounding neighborhoods, and dozens more project and initiatives that made their community better than it was before.

Target demographics: At-risk youth

Geographic areas served: St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Programs: We provide programs that holistically support and empowers each child. From life coaching and personal wellness to academic intervention, community service, cultural programs, family services and more, Project Promise gives St. Croix’ at-risk youth an opportunity for positive change in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment, by introducing them to our natural resources, our history and culture, and our most valuable resource, themselves.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing work with the youths not only the once in the program but it has impacted the community as a whole

Client Served

Rating: 5

My granddaughter has been a part of Project Promise for 3 years. She has learnt so much since she had joined. I have travelled along with them on several field trips around the island, to places I would never think of going. During the aftermath of Hurricane Maria we received several donations. I am extremely grateful to Project Promise for blessing my family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Project Promises has been such a blessing to our daughter. There is such an improvement in her self-esteem and academic achievements. With the exposure she gets with this program her cultural awareness has also strengthened.
Thank You Project Promise!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Project promise is a program that helps many children in needs, my grandchildren is prof of that thank you project promise

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m a loving mother who wants the best for her children, but, my son Ricardo needed more help than I could give. With the help of Project promise, I got my son tested and he is now receiving the help he needs which includes, therapy and special instruction.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Carmen and J'Neelah Daniel is my daughter she is part of this wonderful program project promise and I wouldn't pick no other! They very efficient and helpful and involved with my daughter regular life and academics! Ms. Oriley is best we are like a big happy family!

Judi F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Project Promise has done such wonderful things for the youth in their Program. I have seen one of the young ladies blossom from a below average student that was very shy and self conscious to a confident honor student. With the help of her Mentor and the program facilitator she and other students have been able to learn and grow and also know that they are not alone in their journey for a better education.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Project Promise was extremely instrumental in bringing to life the vision of Mrs Faye John-Baptist for a Children's Memorial Garden at the Juan F Luis Hospital on St Croix. I was contacted by Project Promise in March of 2017, as they saw fit for such a garden to be dedicated to my son Asa who we lost to crohns in November 2016, and other children loved and lost too soon.
They not only initiated the work , but also committed to maintaining and beautifying this peaceful garden. The leadership along with the Caterpillars of Project Promise also partners with others in projects to enhance our community on St Croix. They are a loving, caring, hardworking group whose efforts and achievements are deeply appreciated and applauded.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Project Promise has given back to the St.Croix community with many community service projects to help beautify and enhance our island beaches,parks and Hospital to name a few.Project Promise has gone above and beyond especially evident after Hurricane Maria destroyed the island to help rebuild the lives of her students ,their families and our community. Project Promise has even helped children in South Africa in need of decent education. Ms.O'Reilly continues to
work diligently to improve the lives of her students and our community as a whole. Thank you Project Promise!

Faye J.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Strategic in its approach. Effective in the results! Literally the village concept!
Project promise deserves our support and much more. Amazing organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

"It takes a village" aptly applies to the Project Promise goal. Children need structure and support. The leadership of this group gets it!!! Here there are lending a hand in the JFL Hospital Children's Memory Garden!