Donation to the St. Maarten Youth Brigade
On February 9, 2022, Mid Isle, donated a total of 45 caps to the St. Maarten Youth Brigade (SYB). SYB’s mission is to assist in the development of young people in the social, economic, cultural, and governmental areas by offering diverse educational programs. These programs are meant to create and strengthen the awareness of their basic rights and develop a sense of duty to stimulate active and effective participation in our community.
SYB targets youth between the ages of 12-21, who are at risk. With the help of their partners such as VKS, Police Force, Red Cross, Fire Department, Coast Guard, Dutch Marines and others, they aim to build self-confidence and discipline through physical, mental, as well as cognitive and military training and therefore, creating resilient
youngsters who will become responsible proud productive citizens of St. Maarten.
SYB presents very intensive and diversified training sessions to its members, such as physical, mental, cognitive and social training activities. They will include, but are not limited to First Aid courses, fire prevention training, mentorship sessions and general education topics e.g., basic legal knowledge, public speaking, teambuilding, leadership and stress management. The SYB members also participate in various social and recreational activities e.g., assisting the less fortunate, the elderly and children in foster care.
Present at the presentation were President Wayne Wilkie, Service Projects Chair Grace Linger District Secretary Anjali Manek, Secretary Jon Hart and Rotarian Reena Manek. SYB was represented by:  Coach Rudsel Kemper, Project Leader Jean Oneli Blaise and some members from the Brigade.
The representatives from SYB expressed their gratitude for assisting the organization with the much-needed uniform caps.