The Sixth Electoral District could receive its own model of the Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP) centre.
YEP is a community-based building in Fat Hogs Bay that provides opportunities and activities for young people. It has been in operation since 2007.
Sixth District Representative, Alvera Maduro-Caines announced that talks have begun with the Rotary Club to have a similar building in her district.
Maduro-Caines was at the time addressing residents during a public meeting at the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies this week.
“We are trying to identify a spot to have something like the YEP centre,” she said.
Maduro-Caines reasoned that a high number of unemployed youth are living in the Sixth District and having a centre would be a positive change.
“We realize the problem in our district with the young men sitting on the block so we wanted to create an environment where they can go to and learn something.”
Maduro-Caines did not give further details on her plans but publicly appealed to the Dr D Orlando Smith-led government to help fund the proposed project.
The district representative said she hopes her proposal will be ‘looked at’ this year.
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