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My Brother's Workshop

My Brother’s Workshop is a non-profit Virgin Islands charitable corporation. It has been organized to provide hope, faith and purpose to at-risk and high-risk young people in the US Virgin Islands by offering mentoring, counseling, paid job training, education and job placement. These efforts are being made in association with other local and national groups functioning with purposes consistent with those listed below.

The program focuses on youth, both boys and girls, ages 16-24 who have dropped out of school, are marginally literate and live in poverty or are homeless. Many of these youths have been involved in gang or gang related activities or/and have a juvenile criminal record.

The objectives of the program include:

• Mentoring the youth while they are in the program through positive reinforcement, moral values, respect and

trust from the trainers, staff, volunteers and board of directors.

• Mental health counseling through human service’s existing programs and volunteer counselors that can focus

on identifying specific issues such as anger management, domestic violence, and substance abuse.

• Paid job training through specific industries that are proven economical outlets in the US Virgin Islands

such as construction and small trade skills like woodworking, plumbing, masonry, and carpentry. Hospitality

and tourism including: service, cooking, baking, housekeeping, maintenance, salon services, and retail.

• Education through GED tutoring, re-acclimate the youth back into traditional high school programs and

consider non-traditional schooling such as a charter program that can be hosted on the MBW property and

can be funded through educational grants and private funding.

• Job placement opportunities for the individuals as they graduate the program and have been deemed

transformed emotionally, socially and skillfully. And offer job placement assistance such as resume

building, interview training and communication skills.My Brother’s Workshop is a non-profit Virgin Islands charitable corporation. It has been organized to provide hope, faith and purpose to at-risk and high-risk young people in the US Virgin Islands by offering mentoring, counseling, paid job training, education and job placement. These efforts are being made in association with other local and national groups functioning with purposes consistent with those listed below.

The program focuses on youth, both boys and girls, ages 16-24 who have dropped out of school, are marginally literate and live in poverty or are homeless. Many of these youths have been involved in gang or gang related activities or/and have a juvenile criminal record.

The objectives of the program include:

• Mentoring the youth while they are in the program through positive reinforcement, moral values, respect and

trust from the trainers, staff, volunteers and board of directors.

• Mental health counseling through human service’s existing programs and volunteer counselors that can focus

on identifying specific issues such as anger management, domestic violence, and substance abuse.

• Paid job training through specific industries that are proven economical outlets in the US Virgin Islands

such as construction and small trade skills like woodworking, plumbing, masonry, and carpentry. Hospitality

and tourism including: service, cooking, baking, housekeeping, maintenance, salon services, and retail.

• Education through GED tutoring, re-acclimate the youth back into traditional high school programs and

consider non-traditional schooling such as a charter program that can be hosted on the MBW property and

can be funded through educational grants and private funding.

• Job placement opportunities for the individuals as they graduate the program and have been deemed

transformed emotionally, socially and skillfully. And offer The Source

http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-news/2015/03/05/my-brothers-workshop-gearing-bakery-opening

My Brother's Workshop Gearing Up for Bakery Opening

BY JAMES GARDNER — MARCH 5, 2015

The grand opening might not be until next month, but the My Brother's Workshop Bakery and Cafe hosted its first set of “customers” Thursday night with an event held to thank all donors responsible for helping to get the organization's newest venture off the ground.

Members of the My Brother's Workshop fundraising committee have been working for the last few months to get everyone in the community – from the largest banks to the smallest businesses – contributing, and committee chairwoman Sue Robinson said Thursday that the group has raised much more than the initial $50,000 pledged toward the facility by an anonymous donor.

“It's been truly heartwarming for us to see so many work together for such a worthy cause,” Robinson said during the event.

My Brother’s Workshop was founded in late 2007 by retired industrial engineer Scott Bradley as a program to provide mentoring, counseling, education, and job training and placement, primarily through teaching woodworking and carpentry. In 2014 Bradley was awarded the National Lewis Hine Award for Service to Children and Youth.

The new MBW Bakery and Cafe will offer a whole new set of opportunities for residents age 16 to 24 by offering training in cooking, baking and hospitality. When MBW first started, the program offered training in plumbing, electrical work and construction to members of the crew, but many said Thursday that the bakery will open up new opportunities.

aining and communicatMy Brother's Workshop is a non-profit Virgin Islands charitable corporation. It has been organized to provide hope, faith and purpose to at-risk and high-risk young people in the US Virgin Islands by offering mentoring, counseling, paid job training, education and job placement. These efforts are being made in association with other local and national groups functioning with purposes consistent with those listed below.

My Brother’s Workshop is a non-profit Virgin Islands charitable corporation. It has been organized to provide hope, faith and purpose to at-risk and high-risk young people in the US Virgin Islands by offering mentoring, counseling, paid job training, education and job placement. These efforts are being made in association with other local and national groups functioning with purposes consistent with those listed below.

The program focuses on youth, both boys and girls, ages 16-24 who have dropped out of school, are marginally literate and live in poverty or are homeless. Many of these youths have been involved in gang or gang related activities or/and have a juvenile criminal record.

The objectives of the program include:

• Mentoring the youth while they are in the program through positive reinforcement, moral values, respect and

trust from the trainers, staff, volunteers and board of directors.

• Mental health counseling through human service’s existing programs and volunteer counselors that can focus

on identifying specific issues such as anger management, domestic violence, and substance abuse.

• Paid job training through specific industries that are proven economical outlets in the US Virgin Islands

such as construction and small trade skills like woodworking, plumbing, masonry, and carpentry. Hospitality

and tourism including: service, cooking, baking, housekeeping, maintenance, salon services, and retail.

• Education through GED tutoring, re-acclimate the youth back into traditional high school programs and

consider non-traditional schooling such as a charter program that can be hosted on the MBW property and

can be funded through educational grants and private funding.

• Job placement opportunities for the individuals as they graduate the program and have been deemed

transformed emotionally, socially and skillfully. And offer job placement assistance such as resume

building, interview training a

The program focuses on youth, both boys and girls, ages 16-24 who have dropped out of school, are marginally literate and live in poverty or are homeless. Many of these youths have been involved in gang or gang related activities or/and have a juvenile criminal record.

The objectives of the program include:

Mentoring the youth while they are in the program through positive reinforcement, moral values, respect and trust from the trainers, staff, volunteers and board of directors.

Mental health counseling through human service’s existing programs and volunteer counselors that can focus on identifying specific issues such as anger management, domestic violence, and substance abuse.

Paid job training through specific industries that are proven economical outlets in the US Virgin Islands such as construction and small trade skills like woodworking, plumbing, masonry, and carpentry. Hospitality and tourism including: service, cooking, baking, housekeeping, maintenance, salon services, and retail.

Education through GED tutoring, re-acclimate the youth back into traditional high school programs and consider non-traditional schooling such as a charter program that can be hosted on the MBW property and can be funded through educational grants and private funding.

Job placement opportunities for the individuals as they graduate the program and have been deemed ransformed emotionally, socially and skillfully. And offer job placement assistance such as resume building, interview training and communication skills.

Here is some great coverage of My Brother's Workshop on Newsline 340. Please pass it on!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjAlLjYmJwg

Visit My Brother's Workshop at: www.mybrothersworkshop.org/

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