By Maudiana John-Baptiste, Youth Service Support Coordinator
Our Prevention Coordinator, Brandy Brookes and Youth Service/Recovery Support Coordinator, Maudiana John-Baptiste are always working to keep our Virgin Islands community updated via social media. They created and rolled out a Meet the Team series introducing The Village’s Adolescents in Recovery and Community Connections (ARCC) adolescent program as well as the staff who will be providing the much-needed services to our 12 to 25-year-old population. They updated the community on our Progressive Lifestyles Program, which offers free HIV/HEP-C testing to individuals ages 12 to 24. Together, staff from both programs collaborated to serve the students at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Albert A. Sheen campus where they shared information about the programs and provided HIV/HEP-C testing. The collaboration did not stop there as both programs also attended the grand opening of the Midre Cummings Park in Frederiksted. We are grateful for these opportunities to witness the continued development of fun resources for the children and their families in our community!