Safety and violence in schools in the Virgin Islands
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Safety and violence in schools
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Definitions: Percentage of public high school students who report a given incident or behavior.
Data Source: Virgin Islands Youth Risk Behavior Survey (VI-YRBS)
Data are based on responses by a percentage (63% in 2007) of all students in the territory's four public high schools. Thus, the data are not reflective of all youth in this age group. For example, research shows that out-of-school youth are more likely than youth attending school to engage in the majority of health-risk behaviors.
Indicators for students who did not attend school for safety reasons and who carried a weapon on school property refer to the past 30 days. All other indicators refer to the past year.
St. Croix Foundation for Community Development
As a place-based community foundation, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development has served as both a grantmaker and a program administrator since 1990.
With the firm belief that all roads surrounding our community’s most pressing socio-economic problems lead back to youth and education, the Foundation has a diverse portfolio of grant and scholarship funds and a track record of complementary programming, including territory-wide policy research and community convening. St. Croix Foundation is committed to activating data through a holistic, systems approach to develop sound policy, and then deploy targeted resources that support our children.Learn More