St. Thomas Initiative

Ivanna Eudora Kean High School

February 10, 2018

For the 2018 "Inspire Giving through You" initiative Yacht Haven Grande and American Yacht Harbor gathered volunteers comprised of employees, owners, captains and crew to participate in rebuilding the island of St. Thomas. Ivanna Aurora Kean High School's Marine Education Building was devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Thank you to all that joined us in our efforts to help students return to vital programs in their schools. 

If you're unable to attend our day of community service, but would still like to help, please contact us for further information regarding donations and where to send them.

Our number one goal is to work together inspiring others through the act of giving back our time, support efforts, accessible resources, goods and services.  

2017 St. Thomas Initiative

UVI Water Ambassador Program

February 25, 2017

Thank you to all of our volunteers, who participated in the 2016 and 2017 "Inspire Giving through You" Community Outreach Project. We appreciate your dedication and commitment to make a difference by inspiring others to give back to their communities. 

Yacht Haven Grande, American Yacht Harbor and the many volunteers worked together in support of the UVI Water Ambassador Program in St. Thomas.  The program works in direct correlation with the Addelita Cancryn Junior High School teaching students skills in Hydrology.  These young entrepreneurials learn water safety, water quality testing, and study ways to improve the environment to impact the water quality.  The students also learn organic farming techniques and the produced goods are utilized in the school's lunch program and sold at the Yacht Haven Grande Farmer's Market to raise money for the program. 

On February 25th, 2017, the team of volunteers assisted in the construction of a Hydrologic Learning Center.  

Tasks Completed:           
  • Construction of raised garden beds
  • Construction of green house  
  • Construction and installation of work tables
  • Plant trees

2016 St. Thomas Initiative
Marine Vocational Program

February 20, 2016

Thank you to all of our volunteers, who participated in the "Inspire Giving through You" Community Outreach Project. We appreciate your dedication and commitment to make a difference by inspiring others to give back to their communities. 
 
For more information or to donate to the organization directly,

St. Thomas Community Aquatic Center: Click here 
USVI Marine Vocational Program: Click here

48 volunteers and IGY staff/executives assisted with restorations of The St. Thomas Swimming Association's community pool and The Boys and Girls Club. IGY crews contributed their time to cleaning and preparing the pool deck of the Aquatic Training Center with a fresh coat of paint. Additional efforts were directed to improving the Boys & Girls Club, painting the exterior and interior of the facilities, installing ceiling fans and light fixtures, deep cleaning of the kitchen and organization of supplies. 
The St. Thomas Swimming Association is a non-profit organization committed to providing and promoting competitive and recreational swimming and water safety programs to the St. Thomas community. The Community Aquatic Center, frequently used by the USVI Marine Vocational Program. The USVI Marine Vocational Program is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the youth of the Virgin Islands with a career path into the marine and hospitality industry.

Tasks Completed:           
  • Painting of pool deck, restrooms and interior of Aquatic Center
  • Painting of interior of Boys & Girls Club  
  • Installation of new ceiling fans and light fixtures (B&G Club)
  • Deep cleaning of kitchen
  • Organization of supplies
  • Removal 3 truck loads of garbage 

Please contact us for further information regarding donations and where to send them.